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29,533 lending teams in all categories
  • Dermalogica

    Dermalogica

    1,006 members have lent $927,775 in 32,901 loans
    Worldwide Category: Businesses Team since: Jul, 2010
    We loan because: NEWS! In honor of International Women's Day, if you join our team, then make a loan and credit our team, we'll match your loan with one of our own!!*

    We believe in the multiplier effect of…
  • Kiva Flash Mob

    Kiva Flash Mob

    165 members have lent $900,000 in 2,663 loans
    Worldwide Category: Common Interest Team since: May, 2014
    We loan because: we want to bring lenders from different teams together and show some Kiva love to loans have so far been overlooked. We want to help get them funded by organizing a Flash Mob to these loans.

    The effect…
  • Kiva Kiwis

    Kiva Kiwis

    756 members have lent $899,725 in 23,328 loans
    New Zealand Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Because Kiwis know what it is to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
  • KivaFriends.org

    KivaFriends.org

    1,414 members have lent $871,600 in 29,194 loans
    All Over The World Category: Common Interest Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: we are a diverse group of people with diverse reasons for participating on Kiva.org, but with a unifying desire to alleviate poverty around the world through making microloans to the hard working poor.
  • Kiva Austin Texas

    Kiva Austin Texas

    737 members have lent $866,625 in 22,291 loans
    Austin, TX Category: Local Area Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We are big-hearted Texans and citizens of the world who enjoy sharing our prosperity and making a positive difference in the world.
  • Washington State

    Washington State

    746 members have lent $862,275 in 30,556 loans
    Washington State Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Each of us has a responsibility to all of us.
  • Heartland Oklahoma Team

    Heartland Oklahoma Team

    342 members have lent $838,700 in 31,977 loans
    OKLAHOMA Category: Local Area Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Oklahomans are always willing to lend a hand to our neighbors as well as to total strangers.
  • Crazy Canucks

    Crazy Canucks

    1,091 members have lent $809,475 in 28,422 loans
    Canada Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: We live in a well-to-do nation and want to help those less fortunate than ourselves
  • Team Japan

    Team Japan

    811 members have lent $786,275 in 28,315 loans
    Japan Category: Local Area Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: we feel that we can help the world, one person at a time.
  • Kiva Buddhists

    Kiva Buddhists

    791 members have lent $785,750 in 25,821 loans
    Here. Now. Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We water seeds of awakening.