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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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Team Activity

  • Ulaelemamae
    Samoa
    Ulaelemamae received a loan from Cheryl to buy a box of chicken, box of sausage, mushroom soy sauce, onions, plates, aluminium foil, bananas, sack of rice.
    Cheryl
    $1,000 to go
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  • Tana Lisbeth
    Honduras
    Tana Lisbeth received a loan from 2 team members to buy chicken, meat, potatoes, yucca, plantains, onions, disposable plates, sodas, bottled water and an electric stove for her business.
    Delphine & kids Cheryl
    $150 to go
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  • Rosa Maria
    El Salvador
    Rosa Maria received a loan from Cheryl to buy mangoes, pineapples, papayas, limes, jocotes (fruits), mamey fruits, tomatoes, melons, watermelons, as well as purses, and in this way to expand her business.
    Cheryl
    $425 to go
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  • San Blas 2 Group
    Paraguay
    San Blas 2 Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase supplies and be able to make meals to sell.
    Thomas Danny
    $5,275 to go
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  • Apu Kcmaer Group
    Peru
    Apu Kcmaer Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy ingredients such as rice, vegetables, and chicken.
    Aaron Joe
    $650 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,003
Team Members
$7,622,500
Amount Loaned
232,062
Loans
115.9
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#8 for Amount Loaned (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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