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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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  • Carolina
    Philippines
    Carolina received a loan from Aaron to buy fertilizer, pesticides and fungicides needed in farming.
    Aaron
    $75 to go
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  • Paulito
    Philippines
    Paulito received a loan from Trevor Lawton to purchase rice seeds which will result in healthier, heavier, and potentially higher-yielding seedlings.
    Trevor Lawton
    $0 to go
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  • Mary
    Philippines
    Mary received a loan from Aaron to buy feed, vitamins, and vaccines for her hogs.
    Aaron
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  • Gustavo
    Peru
    Gustavo received a loan from Aaron to cover the costs of weeding his coffee plantation and pay labourers at harvest time.
    Aaron
    $825 to go
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  • Susana
    Philippines
    Susana received a loan from Aaron to buy more supplies like chicken, meat, pork and barbecue sauce.
    Aaron
  • Gali
    Nigeria
    Gali received a loan from Ian to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
    Ian
    $25 to go
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  • Bala
    Nigeria
    Bala received a loan from Ian to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
    Ian
     Only 5 days left! 
    $75 to go
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  • Las Fresitas Group
    Peru
    Las Fresitas Group received a loan from Aaron to make improvements to her stall, since she needs to change the floor tile and also the pipes.
    Aaron
  • Felipa
    Philippines
    Felipa received a loan from Aaron to buy additional varieties of fish to sell.
    Aaron
  • Edson
    Uganda
    Edson received a loan from Aaron to pay workers harvesting his coffee plantation.
    Aaron
    $0 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,016
Team Members
$7,859,475
Amount Loaned
238,680
Loans
118.4
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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