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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

  • Kuña Guapa Group
    Paraguay
    Kuña Guapa Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy articles of clothing to sell such as jeans, shirts, pants, blouses, t-shirts and other clothes.
    Polina Aaron
    $775 to go
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  • Gnima's Group
    Senegal
    Gnima's Group received a loan from Aaron to purchase 10 kg of onions 5 kg of peppers, vegetables and miscellaneous condiments that she restocks every week.
    Aaron
    $1,575 to go
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  • Santa Lucia Group
    Paraguay
    Santa Lucia Group received a loan from Polina buy inputs for making sandwiches to sell, including eggs, butter, wheat flour, cooking oil, chocolate and other products.
    Polina
    $175 to go
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  • El Eden Group
    Paraguay
    El Eden Group received a loan from 3 team members to purchase balanced animal feed.
    Nancy Aaron Polina
    $1,925 to go
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  • Nancy
    Philippines
    Nancy received a loan from Polina to purchase raw ingredients in making pancit (noodles).
    Polina

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,038
Team Members
$8,164,175
Amount Loaned
247,143
Loans
121.3
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#9 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#9 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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