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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      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Shukur
    Tajikistan
    Shukur received a loan from Linda to buy medicines for his treatment.
    Linda
    $250 to go
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  • Magdy
    Egypt
    Magdy received a loan from Linda to buy a cow.
    Linda
  • Faisal
    Lebanon
    Faisal received a loan from Linda to pay his son's necessary medical operation.
    Linda
    $825 to go
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  • Senghong
    Cambodia
    Senghong received a loan from Linda to build a latrine and bathroom for her parents to use.
    Linda
    $1,325 to go
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  • Luis Carlos
    Colombia
    Luis Carlos received a loan from Linda to purchase a dentist's chair and dental materials.
    Linda
    $575 to go
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  • Rodah
    Liberia
    Rodah received a loan from Aluna to purchase enough rubber and glass dishes.
    Aluna
  • Maci
    United States
    Maci received a loan from teresa and rick us buy the infrastructure that will allow us to grow, profit, and help create a sustainable farm model.
    teresa and rick
    $5,975 to go
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  • Nomanini
    Mozambique
    Nomanini received a loan from 3 team members to train & equip 200 rural merchants in Mozambique with an innovative "business-in-a-box" device.
    Jan NANCY HACKETT Irene
    $34,575 to go
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  • Elisa
    Solomon Islands
    Elisa received a loan from Jeremy to buy for 2 bag of rice, 2 bales of sugar, 4 cartons of canned tuna and 3 cartons of noodles for her general store.
    Jeremy

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,072
Team Members
$3,326,350
Amount Loaned
101,855
Loans
49.2
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)