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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

  • Sinoun's Group
    Cambodia
    Sinoun's Group received a loan from Laurie to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    Laurie
    $100 to go
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  • Fedinant
    Kenya
    Fedinant received a loan from galen to purchase a second motorcycle to carry more customers, hence earning additional income to pay school fees for his children.
    galen
     Only 17 hours left! 
    $375 to go
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  • Khit's Group
    Cambodia
    Khit's Group received a loan from Tom to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for his family.
    Tom
  • Islam
    Palestine
    Islam received a loan from Tom to buy a sewing machine, yarns and fabrics to increase her income from sewing.
    Tom
  • Andres
    Peru
    Andres received a loan from Tom to look after his bean crop in order to have a more productive harvest.
    Tom
    $625 to go
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  • Angela Gabriela
    Colombia
    Angela Gabriela received a loan from Tom to buy a coverstitch machine that will allow her to increase her production level.
    Tom
  • Almagul
    Kyrgyzstan
    Almagul received a loan from Tom buy five steers to fatten and sell.
    Tom
  • Elsa
    Philippines
    Elsa received a loan from 1 team members to pay for different kinds of fruits and vegetables for her vending business, as well as to buy goods for her general store.
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  • Pawame
    Kenya
    Pawame received a loan from 2 team members to distribute 400 pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Kenya.
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    $9,100 to go
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  • Susmita
    India
    Susmita received a loan from Christina to expand their handloom business to sell more hand-woven saris.
    Christina
  • Malai
    Cambodia
    Malai received a loan from Christina to pay for tuition fees.
    Christina

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,107
Team Members
$3,446,000
Amount Loaned
106,222
Loans
50.4
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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