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3,311 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Silvia's Book Club

    Silvia's Book Club

    1 members have lent $22,175 in 479 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.
  • Friends of Al Majmoua

    Friends of Al Majmoua

    28 members have lent $22,100 in 820 loans
    Everywhere Category: Friends Team since: Mar, 2011
    We loan because: the Lebanese Association for development - Al Majmoua is an independent, Non Profit Non Governmental Organization helping people to progress out of poverty no matter if they are locals or Palestinian refugees in the…
  • The Dhar Group

    The Dhar Group

    10 members have lent $21,125 in 775 loans
    Boston, Massachusetts Category: Friends Team since: Jun, 2009
    We loan because: We've seen first hand the incredible power of microlending to build sustainable businesses and create infrastructure to provide for basic needs. And we believe that our friends will join us to make the world a…
  • Emphasizing The Positive

    Emphasizing The Positive

    10 members have lent $20,925 in 803 loans
    Snohomish and many more pockets of good Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: We want to encourage more ripple effects of goodness to reach far and wide.
  • The Wizard's Team

    The Wizard's Team

    9 members have lent $20,125 in 743 loans
    USA Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2009
    We loan because: We appreciate our prosperity and grateful for the chance to help others improve their lives.
  • U R US and WE R U

    U R US and WE R U

    24 members have lent $19,900 in 587 loans
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We want to empower individuals to break the vicious cycle of poverty.
  • Cole's Friends

    Cole's Friends

    20 members have lent $19,150 in 757 loans
    Planet Earth Category: Friends Team since: Apr, 2009
    We loan because: Cole Gittinger is gone, but in celebration of the way he lived and traveled this is a way to let some of your money see the world (and help people in the process). Lend $25 out via Kiva, and when it's paid back,…