Kiva Lending Team: Friends of Bob Harris
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.
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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Denis Josué received a loan from Mary to pay laborers to maintain his crops as well as to pay the rent on the lot of land he farms.Only 25 hours left!$525 to go
Maryini Soliet received a loan from 2 team members to buy notebooks, pencils, nail varnish, glitter, glue, card, coloured paper, underwear and shirts.Only 24 hours left!$475 to go
Azucena Del Carmen received a loan from 2 team members to buy cucumbers, plantains, bananas, chamomile, watermelon, tomatoes, onions, cassava, and cabbage.Only 24 hours left!$625 to go
Maria Bertila received a loan from 2 team members to buy chickens, guinea pigs, grass, feed and products such as rice, sugar and oil.Only 23 hours left!$650 to go
Luis Beltrán received a loan from 2 team members to pay the workforce who work on his corn crop.Only 19 hours left!$550 to go
Juan Alberto received a loan from 2 team members to buy seeds and fertiliser to grow corn.Only 18 hours left!$350 to go
Luis Fernando received a loan from 2 team members to invest in the purchase of supplies, stationery, bindings, inks, soft pastels and other printing items, and to pay the rent for his store.Only 7 hours left!$300 to go
Energy+ received a loan from 3 team members to purchase solar home systems and lanterns for rural customers in Mali.$16,275 to goLend Now
$1,125 to goLend Now
Aileen received a loan from Janet to buy seeds and fertilizers to improve her horticulture farming, increase her output and, as a single mom, earn profits to educate her children.$450 to goLend Now
Bidhaa Sasa received a loan from 12 team members to provide last mile electricity, sanitation, clean cooking & water solutions to rural East Africans during COVID-19 and beyond.$60,725 to goLend Now
Kuña Mbarete Group received a loan from Benjamin to buy beverages, bread, vegetables, fruits, meats and other products.$5,625 to goLend Now
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Rankings Across All Teams
|#9 for Amount Funded (All Time)|
|#9 for Amount Funded (This Month)|
Rankings In Common Interest Category
|#10 for New Users (This Month)|
|#5 for Amount Funded (All Time)|
|#4 for Amount Funded (This Month)|
|#10 for Amount Funded (Last Month)|
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