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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

  • Karis
    United States
    Karis received a loan from 2 team members us secure a storefront so that we can expand our business.
    Carolyn Rachel
     Only 29 hours left! 
    $3,475 to go
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  • Kim
    United States
    Kim received a loan from 2 team members to promote my business brand by helping to purchase Elevate specific merchandise. It will also help with beginning of the season cost as well as help pay an employee.
    Carolyn Lynda
     Only 16 hours left! 
    $2,925 to go
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  • Edwin
    Philippines
    Edwin received a loan from Aaron to pay for the maintenance expenses of his tricycle which he uses for transportation business.
    Aaron
    $100 to go
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  • Yaroslav
    Ukraine
    Yaroslav received a loan from Erik to buy a new assortment of imported flowers.
    Erik
    $600 to go
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  • Willian
    Colombia
    Willian received a loan from Aaron to pay for an advanced cooking course taught by CorporaciĆ³n Interactuar.
    Aaron
  • Wilma
    Philippines
    Wilma received a loan from Kenneth to buy items to sell like canned goods and personal care products.
    Kenneth
  • Ester
    Philippines
    Ester received a loan from Kenneth to buy items to sell like bread, beverages, canned goods, junk foods, home product care, and other groceries.
    Kenneth

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,971
Team Members
$7,204,425
Amount Loaned
221,114
Loans
112.2
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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