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We loan because...
After stumbling into a job as a luxury travel writer, I saw so much poverty that I decided to turn those paychecks into Kiva loans. Then I visited a bunch of clients, who were amazing, and I wrote a book about it called "The International Bank of Bob" (Walker/Bloomsbury, 2013).

I hope the book will help you feel a greater understanding of Kiva, a better appreciation of the role of microfinance, and most of all, a greater sense of connection to the rest of the world.

About us
People who realize that if we switched places with the recipients, they'd lend to us just as happily. So, fair's fair.

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Team Activity

  • Dilafruz
    Kyrgyzstan
    Dilafruz received a loan from Ian to install steam heating system in the house.
    Ian
    $3,445 to go
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  • Sory
    Cambodia
    Sory received a loan from Mike to get a new tuk-tuk for running a motor taxi transportation service.
    Mike
  • Gnith
    Cambodia
    Gnith received a loan from Ian to purchase farm land.
    Ian
  • Youra
    Cambodia
    Youra received a loan from Ian to purchase more orange juice and other beverages to sell in her store.
    Ian
     Only 3 hours left! 
    $200 to go
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  • Kea
    Cambodia
    Kea received a loan from Ian to buy some beverages for resale.
    Ian
  • Soy
    Cambodia
    Soy received a loan from Ian to purchase more orange juice and other beverages to sell in her store.
    Ian
  • Kuli Kuli
    United States
    Kuli Kuli received a loan from 5 team members stabilize and increase wages for hundreds of farmers in Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, Mexico, and India.
    Patty Rod Karen Donna Doug
    $282,700 to go
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  • Celsa
    Philippines
    Celsa received a loan from TJ to buy items like canned goods, personal care products, etc. to sell in her general store.
    TJ
    $350 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,480
Team Members
$10,856,330
Amount Funded
327,456
Loans
132.0
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#6 for Amount Funded (All Time)