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3,373 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    60 members have lent $31,825 in 1,264 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.
  • Leonie Dawson's Tribe of Shining Women Changing The World

    Leonie Dawson's Tribe of Shining Women…

    186 members have lent $31,725 in 1,189 loans
    International Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2012
    We loan because: ... we know we can make the world of difference. We loan because we are called to it, heart and soul. We loan because there are others who are suffering, and we know we can help.
  • Teddy Bears Love to Help

    Teddy Bears Love to Help

    6 members have lent $28,675 in 1,111 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.
  • Dune Guy Day Every Day

    Dune Guy Day Every Day

    13 members have lent $28,325 in 1,058 loans
    USA & Canada Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: We want to embrace the spirit of giving all year long.
  • Jimmy Eat World

    Jimmy Eat World

    133 members have lent $27,700 in 1,057 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.
  • investees

    investees

    11 members have lent $25,675 in 1,024 loans
    Worldwide Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: investing in people is the best investment of all.
  • Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    3 members have lent $25,300 in 1,004 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 $23,450 in 519 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.
  • Karma friends

    Karma friends

    27 members have lent $23,450 in 923 loans
    Everywhere Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2009
    We loan because: WE CAN!!!