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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

  • Lan
    Lan received a loan from Sandra to purchase sand, cement, brick and equipment to build a toilet.
    $500 to go
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  • Abanyamahoro Group
    Abanyamahoro Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy more local soft drink (ubushera) to sell to her community.
    Sandra Aaron
  • Saphon's Group
    Saphon's Group received a loan from Sandra to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
  • Buana
    Buana received a loan from Carol 97756 to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and gemstones.
    Carol 97756
    $11,150 to go
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  • Lucenda
    Lucenda received a loan from June to buy fishing materials, fishing nets, tackle, and gasoline for her boat.
  • Melanie
    Melanie received a loan from June to buy more vegetables to sell.
  • Hanan
    Hanan received a loan from Susan to buy a new washer to increase her work.
    $1,525 to go
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  • Pedro
    Pedro received a loan from Susan to plant new coffee seedlings, purchase fertilizers, and to weed his organic parcels of coffee and cacao.
  • Didart
    Didart received a loan from 4 team members to pay for marketing materials, initial salaries for the artisans, and product transport.
    Susan Steve Robert KIMIHIKO
    $1,975 to go
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  • María Simona
    El Salvador
    María Simona received a loan from Susan the borrower to purchase more bread and vegetables to continue selling.
  • Mohamad
    Mohamad received a loan from 3 team members to continue building his own house and make it a better living place for his family.
    Donna Julie Moncton Kirsten
     Only 4 days left! 
    $2,075 to go
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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)
#5 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#6 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)