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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

  • Moses' Group
    Kenya
    Moses' Group received a loan from Steven to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    Steven
    $425 to go
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  • Moses' Group
    Kenya
    Moses' Group received a loan from Steven to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
    Steven
    $650 to go
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  • Salud & Angie
    United States
    Salud & Angie received a loan from 3 team members expand our product line, by producing an environmentally friendly meat-less chorizo to cater to a new clientele.
    Bob Harris Mitzi Nathan
    $3,950 to go
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  • Clarissa Estela
    El Salvador
    Clarissa Estela received a loan from 2 team members to buy notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, shirts, pants, and shorts, etc., in order to continue selling. Thus with her profits she can move forward, as she is a single mother.
    Bob Harris Polina
  • San Blas Group
    Paraguay
    San Blas Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy products for her store, such as vegetables, fruits, beverages, dairy products, beaked goods and more.
    Polina Aaron
    $825 to go
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  • Jennifer
    Philippines
    Jennifer received a loan from Aaron to buy containers and gallons of purified drinking water to resell in her village.
    Aaron
  • Kuña Guapa Group
    Paraguay
    Kuña Guapa Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy varied fabrics and medicines to sell.
    Polina Aaron
  • Sagrada Familia Group
    Paraguay
    Sagrada Familia Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy a display case and various kinds of ice cream to sell.
    Aaron Polina
    $2,250 to go
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  • Porvenir Group
    Paraguay
    Porvenir Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy various items of clothing for sale.
    Polina Aaron

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,997
Team Members
$7,553,000
Amount Loaned
230,304
Loans
115.3
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

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

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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