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Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, school affiliation or location.

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3,513 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    17 members have lent $34,825 in 348 loans
    Worldwide Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: Every single one of us realizes we had to depend on someone to give us a start, a hope, or a chance. Whether that help from our parents, family, neighbors, or friends we realized it is our turn to pass on the blessings…
  • Teddy Bears Love to Help

    Teddy Bears Love to Help

    7 members have lent $33,950 in 1,319 loans
    Australia Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: Others are in need and we have the ability to help so why don't we.
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    61 members have lent $32,425 in 1,288 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: We want to extend a helping hand across the miles and across oceans. By helping others build or strengthen their businesses, we believe we also help families and communities.
  • Jimmy Eat World

    Jimmy Eat World

    133 members have lent $30,275 in 1,149 loans
    Arizona Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We loan because we want others to have the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and those around them.
  • Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    4 members have lent $29,125 in 1,157 loans
    Bracken Ridge, Queensland, Australia Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2011
    We loan because: we follow Jesus.
  • Dune Guy Day Every Day

    Dune Guy Day Every Day

    13 members have lent $28,900 in 1,081 loans
    USA & Canada Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: We want to embrace the spirit of giving all year long.
  • The Pros from Dover

    The Pros from Dover

    14 members have lent $28,725 in 1,136 loans
    Finland, France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
    We loan because: It's a great and sustainable way to help people who are less fortunate.
  • Silvia's Book Club

    Silvia's Book Club

    1 members have lent $27,450 in 633 loans
    San Diego, California Category: Friends Team since: Apr, 2010
    We loan because: we read a book, Half the Sky, which inspired us to support microfinancing for women.
  • investees

    investees

    12 members have lent $27,225 in 1,086 loans
    Worldwide Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: investing in people is the best investment of all.