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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.

To get started, simply join an existing team or create a new one and invite your friends!

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3,891 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Alpacas for Altruism

    Alpacas for Altruism

    13 members have lent $43,250 in 1,631 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic
  • Jimmy Eat World

    Jimmy Eat World

    131 members have lent $43,000 in 1,646 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.
  • Ultra Kiva

    Ultra Kiva

    27 members have lent $41,250 in 1,635 loans
    All Over Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We can, and we care.
  • Wee Change

    12 members have lent $39,975 in 535 loans
    Across The Globe Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    61 members have lent $37,675 in 1,496 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.
  • Emphasizing The Positive

    Emphasizing The Positive

    11 members have lent $36,125 in 1,385 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.
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    19 members have lent $34,975 in 351 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…