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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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  • Neang
    Neang received a loan from 2 team members to purchase picket, water convolvulus seeds, and insecticide and rent land for planting for her agriculture.
    Nancy Kate
    $1,150 to go
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  • Ibrahem
    Ibrahem received a loan from Eric to buy a laptop for his studies in computer science.
    $1,700 to go
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  • Basaten
    Basaten received a loan from Paula to buy a head of cattle.
  • Alice
    Solomon Islands
    Alice received a loan from Paula to pay for bales of rice, bales of sugar, cartons of biscuits and noodles, and cartons of canned goods for her general store.
  • Emmanuela
    United States
    Emmanuela received a loan from 3 team members which helps hire urban youth and formerly incarcerated men and women, purchase equipment for farmer's markets, and contract a co-packer to make our grain-free batter.
    ALICHIA Jacobson Family Chris
    $1,075 to go
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  • Janalee
    United States
    Janalee received a loan from ALICHIA which helps a female entrepreneur hire an additional employee and produce USDA inspected Bone Broths that "feed your belly and heal your brain".
    $3,250 to go
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  • Eveln
    Eveln received a loan from ALICHIA to purchase more chicks and chick feed.

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Rankings Across All Teams

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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