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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

  • Joy
    Philippines
    Joy received a loan from Aaron to buy variety of commodities for her sari-sari store like canned goods, milk, and sugar for retail.
    Aaron
  • Esterlita
    Philippines
    Esterlita received a loan from Aaron to purchase additional grocery items for her sari-sari store.
    Aaron
    $25 to go
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  • Josefina
    Peru
    Josefina received a loan from Aaron purchase merchandise to sell, such as ceramic items, sweaters, scarves and knitted caps with ear flaps.
    Aaron
  • Reyna
    Nicaragua
    Reyna received a loan from Donna to pay for a 200-watt solar system with 8 luminaires, an 80-watt solar system with 4 luminaires, accessories and installation.
    Donna
    $1,225 to go
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  • Ikaheng Basotho Group
    Lesotho
    Ikaheng Basotho Group received a loan from 2 team members to pay for an ACE cook stove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel, and the time she spends collecting firewood.
    Donna Bob Harris
  • Koali Primary Group
    Lesotho
    Koali Primary Group received a loan from 2 team members to pay for an ACE cook stove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel and time spent collecting firewood.
    Donna Bob Harris
    $100 to go
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  • Nona
    Armenia
    Nona received a loan from Donna to purchase 16 beehives and beekeeping supplies such as forage.
    Donna
    $1,575 to go
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  • Kean's Group
    Cambodia
    Kean's Group received a loan from Dan Kyburz to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.
    Dan Kyburz
  • Concepcion
    Mexico
    Concepcion received a loan from Dan Kyburz to purchase a solar energy home system to improve her family's life.
    Dan Kyburz
  • Cynthia
    Peru
    Cynthia received a loan from Aaron to pay for university studies.
    Aaron
  • Salone Group
    Sierra Leone
    Salone Group received a loan from Greg to pay for additional cartons of maggi, bags of salt and bags of rice.
    Greg
    $925 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,968
Team Members
$7,050,475
Amount Loaned
216,540
Loans
110.0
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

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

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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