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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

  • 'aunofo
    Tonga
    'aunofo received a loan from Lynda to buy a new sewing machine for her sewing business.
    Lynda
  • Mavel
    Peru
    Mavel received a loan from Gary to buy lubricants.
    Gary
  • Anastasia
    Kenya
    Anastasia received a loan from Katherine to buy fruits and vegetables for her grocery store and help a humble mother support her children.
    Katherine
  • Ahmed
    Jordan
    Ahmed received a loan from Tricia to buy chickens to fill his butcher shop with fresh meat to meet the growing demand.
    Tricia
     Only 3 days left! 
    $675 to go
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  • El-Shadai Group
    Congo (DRC)
    El-Shadai Group received a loan from 2 team members to get bulk supplies of women's shoes to build on her initial capital.
    Tricia Jack
  • Huyền
    Vietnam
    Huyền received a loan from Greg to pay tuition and buy books for her two kids.
    Greg
  • Eugenia
    Timor-Leste
    Eugenia received a loan from Greg to purchase a sewing machine and more stocks of cloths, yarns and other supplies to expand her business.
    Greg
  • Thol's Group
    Cambodia
    Thol's Group received a loan from Sharon to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    Sharon
  • Liêm
    Vietnam
    Liêm received a loan from Donna to buy sand, cement, bricks, and other necessary equipment to build a new toilet.
    Donna
  • Thủy
    Vietnam
    Thủy received a loan from Donna to buy sand, cement, bricks, and pipes to build a new toilet.
    Donna
    $475 to go
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  • Nawal
    Lebanon
    Nawal received a loan from Donna to buy home appliances for the apartment and to repair its toilet.
    Donna
    $525 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,308
Team Members
$9,657,900
Amount Funded
228,742
Loans
99.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#9 for Amount Funded (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (Last Month)
#5 for Amount Funded (All Time)
#9 for Amount Funded (This Month)
#7 for Amount Funded (Last Month)