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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've written a book about it called "The International Bank of Bob" (Walker/Bloomsbury, March 5, 2013).

I hope the book will get more people to feel a greater understanding of Kiva, a better appreciation of the role of microfinance, and most of all, more connected to the rest of the world.

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

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Team Activity

  • Mlungisi Group
    Zimbabwe
    Mlungisi Group received a loan from 2 team members to restock more of the fruits and vegetables in bulk to take advantage of discounts.
    PayIT4ward Robert
    $175 to go
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  • Imena Group
    Rwanda
    Imena Group received a loan from 2 team members to expand her business by purchasing more rice, beans, sugar, soap and bananas to sell to her community.
    FleaBag Sara
    $1,775 to go
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  • Somol's Group
    Cambodia
    Somol's Group received a loan from FleaBag to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    FleaBag
    0% repaid
  • Ithateng Group
    Lesotho
    Ithateng Group received a loan from 2 team members to pay for the ACE cookstove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel, and the time she spends collecting firewood.
    Mitzi Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Ana María
    El Salvador
    Ana María received a loan from Catherine buy basic needs products to stock the store she runs with her mother.
    Catherine
    $1,025 to go
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  • Maria
    Samoa
    Maria received a loan from Greg to buy sandwiches, pies, donuts, snacks, coffee, a large boiler and soft drinks.
    Greg
    0% repaid
  • Kopanyang Matsoho Group
    Lesotho
    Kopanyang Matsoho Group received a loan from Bob Harris to pay for an ACE cookstove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel, and the time she spends collecting firewood.
    Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Santusa
    Bolivia
    Santusa received a loan from Greg to buy potatoes to sell at her grocery store.
    Greg
    $400 to go
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  • Thusang Bahloki Group
    Lesotho
    Thusang Bahloki Group received a loan from Bob Harris to pay for the ACE cookstove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel, and the time she spends collecting firewood.
    Bob Harris
    0% repaid
  • Phatsima Group
    Lesotho
    Phatsima Group received a loan from Bob Harris to pay for an ACE cook stove, which will improve her life in terms of health, lower fuel costs, and less time spent collecting firewood.
    Bob Harris
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,953
Team Members
$6,812,875
Amount Loaned
209,656
Loans
107.4
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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