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We loan because...
We care about people striving to enhance their self-sufficiency and wish to support their entrepreneurial endeavors. It just takes one small step by each of us lending on Kiva. Together we can make it easier for hard working people to get the much-needed capital to sustain and grow their business. We feel blessed to be able to support the aspirations of so many loan recipients who persevere tenaciously for a better quality of life with dignity. Thanks to Kiva.org, we can now connect together in this common cause.

About us
We have a vision to change lives in novel ways. Our team's origin is rooted in a Kiva Card (gift certificate), an inspiring talk by Kiva Fellow, Jessica Heinzelman (KF5) about Kiva micro-lending, and an amiable team ambience nurtured by Kiva Fellows, Kiva Editor & Translators, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, workers, retired people, families, parent + kid(s), students, teachers, and professionals. Our diversity & portfolio enable our discovery of social values inherent in the Kiva micro-lending ecosystem. Frequent & occasional lenders are free to choose who to lend to, how much and when, beyond the realm of lending targets and team statistics. Experienced members are gratified to enhance our grasp of nuances in lending. We wish to work with volunteers in the team, Kiva Friends and our supporters to engage in activities that promote Kiva. Our journey to strengthen and grow the Kiva ecosystem has room for more.

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LINKS TO SEE ALSO:
1. Kiva Updates: www.kiva.org/updates/kiva
2. Kiva Fellow Blogs: www.kiva.org/updates/fellows
3. Kiva Gift Card: www.kiva.org/gifts

(Thanks Anh D Pham for letting LOTUS team on Kiva to use the exquisite image of the lotus flower you photographed in Vietnam)

Location: Global      

 

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Team Activity

  • Ty's Group
    Cambodia
    Ty's Group received a loan from Jennifer to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.
    Jennifer
  • Bunny's Group
    Cambodia
    Bunny's Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy more cashews for growing and some groceries for reselling.
    Simona Kerry
     Only 2 days left! 
    $775 to go
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  • Selma
    Turkey
    Selma received a loan from Jan to purchase scented stone dust and various patterns.
    Jan
  • Parbati
    India
    Parbati received a loan from Amy,Anand,Rohan&Nikita to expand her tea-selling business by purchasing more raw materials such as tea, sugar, etc.
    Amy,Anand,Rohan&Nikita
  • Kamini
    India
    Kamini received a loan from Amy,Anand,Rohan&Nikita to expand the vegetable-vending business by adding more stocks of vegetables such as tomatoes, ladies fingers (okra), onions, etc.
    Amy,Anand,Rohan&Nikita
  • Lafilaboumbou Group
    Burkina Faso
    Lafilaboumbou Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy hair extensions and beauty products.
    Amy,Anand,Rohan&Nikita Robbie
    $2,275 to go
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  • Nasreen
    Pakistan
    Nasreen received a loan from Cindy to acquire raw materials such as needles, threads, buttons and cloth.
    Cindy
     Only 4 days left! 
    $225 to go
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  • Luz
    Bolivia
    Luz received a loan from Fer to buy more products for her business.
    Fer
  • Cesar
    Bolivia
    Cesar received a loan from Fer to buy more products for his wife's store.
    Fer
     Only 37 hours left! 
    $250 to go
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  • Jamilu
    Nigeria
    Jamilu received a loan from Fer to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
    Fer

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,122
Team Members
$3,505,875
Amount Loaned
108,434
Loans
51.1
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)