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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

  • Maria
    Philippines
    Maria received a loan from Aaron to buy items to sell like beverages, canned goods, junk food, home care products, and other groceries.
    Aaron
  • Elsa Dolores
    El Salvador
    Elsa Dolores received a loan from Polina to buy perfume, makeup, clothing, and other catalog products to sell.
    Polina
  • Paul
    Zambia
    Paul received a loan from Catherine to obtain a solar water pump to help irrigate his crops.
    Catherine
    $1,575 to go
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  • Sonia
    Philippines
    Sonia received a loan from Aaron to buy additional items to sell such as beverages, canned goods, home care products, and other groceries.
    Aaron
  • Roxanne
    Philippines
    Roxanne received a loan from Polina to buy additional items to sell such as canned goods, home care products, and other groceries.
    Polina
  • Dolores Isabel
    Ecuador
    Dolores Isabel received a loan from Aaron to purchase ribbons, elastics, stones, adhesives, jeans, t-shirts, shirts, etc.
    Aaron
    $675 to go
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  • Vanessa
    Philippines
    Vanessa received a loan from 2 team members to buy soft drinks, beverages, seasonings, soap, eggs and frozen foods to sell.
    Aaron Polina

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,023
Team Members
$7,944,075
Amount Loaned
240,957
Loans
119.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#9 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)