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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

  • Grace
    Ghana
    Grace received a loan from Aaron to buy bags of maize, firewood, fresh fish, tomatoes and peppers to produce ken-key to sell.
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    $625 to go
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  • Juana
    Philippines
    Juana received a loan from Aaron to buy fertilizer and feed.
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  • Christiana
    Ghana
    Christiana received a loan from Aaron to buy fruits and vegetables for sale.
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  • Veronica
    Philippines
    Veronica received a loan from Aaron to buy fertilizer and nutrigrow feed.
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    $150 to go
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  • Margarita
    Philippines
    Margarita received a loan from Aaron to buy plywood, sand, gravel and wood for house repairs.
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  • Eliza
    Philippines
    Eliza received a loan from Aaron to purchase maintenance medicines.
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    $200 to go
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  • Felisa
    Philippines
    Felisa received a loan from Aaron to buy feed and fertilizer.
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  • Alma
    Philippines
    Alma received a loan from Aaron to buy more products such as cloth, pants, shirts, bags, shoes and plastic ware; a part of her loan also will be used to buy iron bar, aluminum, clay and cement.
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  • Vivian
    Philippines
    Vivian received a loan from Aaron to buy assorted goods such as drinks, food seasoning, noodles, canned goods, chips, biscuits, bread, candies, toiletries, sugar, coffee and cereals.
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    $150 to go
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  • Ma. Elisa
    Philippines
    Ma. Elisa received a loan from Aaron to buy more bananas to sell and to pay for house renovation.
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  • Christine Mary
    Philippines
    Christine Mary received a loan from Aaron to buy different ingredients for her food vending like rice, pork, chicken, beef, fish, condiments, spices, etc.
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    $800 to go
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  • Edna
    Philippines
    Edna received a loan from Aaron to buy okra, eggplant, squash, napa cabbages, and sponge gourds to sell.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,003
Team Members
$7,639,250
Amount Loaned
232,725
Loans
116.2
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for New Users (Last Month)
#5 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#7 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)