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

Join as many teams as you'd like, and rally around shared lending goals by counting each of your loans at checkout toward the team's impact.

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3,554 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Teddy Bears Love to Help

    Teddy Bears Love to Help

    8 members have lent $36,375 in 1,414 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.
  • Alpacas for Altruism

    Alpacas for Altruism

    13 members have lent $36,250 in 1,363 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    17 members have lent $34,850 in 349 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…
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    61 members have lent $33,100 in 1,315 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.
  • The Pros from Dover

    The Pros from Dover

    14 members have lent $32,575 in 1,290 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.
  • Jimmy Eat World

    Jimmy Eat World

    133 members have lent $31,175 in 1,185 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

    3 members have lent $30,950 in 1,230 loans
    Bracken Ridge, Queensland, Australia Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2011
    We loan because: we follow Jesus.
  • Silvia's Book Club

    Silvia's Book Club

    1 members have lent $29,925 in 704 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.
  • Dune Guy Day Every Day

    Dune Guy Day Every Day

    13 members have lent $29,175 in 1,092 loans
    USA & Canada Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: We want to embrace the spirit of giving all year long.