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Kiva Lender Bob Harris
Sydney, NSW, Australia
I loan because:
I can. Also, because if our situations were reversed, most of the folks receiving these loans would be happy to give them. So, fair's fair.
I spent large chunks of 2009-13 traveling around 20-odd countries on five continents to explore the whole ecosystem of Kiva and microfinance, focusing mostly on meeting clients in the field and learning from their stories. My book about it all, The International Bank of Bob, was published by Walker/Bloomsbury in 2013. I continue to bang the drum for Kiva, social enterprise, and a world where we see others as neighbors and partners, not mere resources or rivals.