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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

  • Adzovi
    Togo
    Adzovi received a loan from 2 team members to buy eight dozen baskets, 30 sieves, 40 dozen brooms with handles, and 80 fans.
    Julie Moncton Sheila
    $0 to go
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  • Rohanah
    Indonesia
    Rohanah received a loan from Julie Moncton to build a clean water source facility at home to improve access to water sources for the family.
    Julie Moncton
    $25 to go
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  • Las Ñustas Group
    Peru
    Las Ñustas Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase moisturizing creams, shampoo, perfumes, bracelets, and necklaces.
    Julie Moncton Aaron
    $1,550 to go
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  • Annet
    Uganda
    Annet received a loan from Aaron to buy maize, gonja (a sweet banana species) and cassava for roasting.
    Aaron
  • Candy Group
    Bolivia
    Candy Group received a loan from 5 team members to purchase wholesale balls and resistance bands.
    Natasha Lorraine Martha Patte Amy
    $2,025 to go
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  • Lia
    Georgia
    Lia received a loan from Amy to purchase two cows and four calves to start an animal husbandry business.
    Amy
     Only 5 hours left! 
    $1,050 to go
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  • Angy
    Peru
    Angy received a loan from Aaron to buy fabrics and threads, among other things.
    Aaron
    $700 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,976
Team Members
$7,135,800
Amount Loaned
218,595
Loans
110.6
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

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

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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