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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

  • Federico
    Philippines
    Federico received a loan from Aaron to pay for the repair and maintenance of his tricycle unit, and to buy fruits to sell.
    Aaron
    $225 to go
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  • Ambrocio
    Philippines
    Ambrocio received a loan from Aaron to pay for the annual registration, new seat covers and fuel for his jeepney.
    Aaron
    $0 to go
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  • Mary
    Uganda
    Mary received a loan from Aaron to rent more cocoa gardens to harvest from.
    Aaron
    0% repaid
  • San Cayetano Group
    Paraguay
    San Cayetano Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy meat, condiments, baked goods, vegetables, eggs, ham, cheese, etc.
    Danny Joe
    $3,625 to go
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  • Maria Auxiliadora Group
    Paraguay
    Maria Auxiliadora Group received a loan from 3 team members to purchase supplies for her store such as vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meat and others.
    Danny Ed Aaron
    $125 to go
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  • Phillip
    Zambia
    Phillip received a loan from Elizabeth to generate enough capital to set up his mobile money transfer business in Chipata, Zambia.
    Elizabeth
    $1,550 to go
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  • Las Afortunadas Group
    Paraguay
    Las Afortunadas Group received a loan from Aaron to purchase supplies to produce food, such as meat, baked goods, vegetables and other things.
    Aaron
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,932
Team Members
$6,579,250
Amount Loaned
202,960
Loans
105.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

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