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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

  • Criselda
    Philippines
    Criselda received a loan from Aaron to buy added grocery items and necessities for her variety store business.
    Aaron
    $125 to go
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  • Mae Ann
    Philippines
    Mae Ann received a loan from Aaron to pay for several kilos of corn, cheese, pearly and jelly pandan to sell at her stand.
    Aaron
    $75 to go
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  • Angelina
    Philippines
    Angelina received a loan from Aaron to purchase canned goods, breads, biscuits, food seasonings and beverages to sell.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Villa 23 Group
    Paraguay
    Villa 23 Group received a loan from Aaron to buy clothing, such as jeans, shirts, trousers, coats, and more to sell.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Mujeres Guerreras Group
    Paraguay
    Mujeres Guerreras Group received a loan from Aaron to buy supplies, including vegetables, meat, condiments, breads, and more, to make meals.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • Saida Abigail
    El Salvador
    Saida Abigail received a loan from Patti to buy cattle as they are offering them at a good price and she wants to take advantage of the offer.
    Patti
    $1,100 to go
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  • Sandra Lisseth
    El Salvador
    Sandra Lisseth received a loan from Patti to invest in insecticides, herbicides, pest control and manure and with these materials control the undergrowth and pests that affect her crops.
    Patti
    $775 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,935
Team Members
$6,581,350
Amount Loaned
203,032
Loans
104.9
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#7 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#9 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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