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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

  • Ema
    Samoa
    Ema received a loan from Kayo to buy a new fishing canoe, a large cooler, a chest freezer, hooks, baits, flippers, and new goggles.
    Kayo
    $275 to go
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  • Catherine
    Kenya
    Catherine received a loan from Kayo to buy farming inputs, which she plans to use to optimize her production and earn more income to support her family.
    Kayo
     Only 4 days left! 
    $100 to go
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  • Mable
    Rwanda
    Mable received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a delivery van to better reach and serve the growing population in the area.
    Mark TJ
  • Sarah
    Uganda
    Sarah received a loan from Amy to purchase sacks of rice, beans, sugar, and maize flour.
    Amy
  • Ablavi
    Togo
    Ablavi received a loan from Amy to buy four crates of fresh fish and two containers of oil.
    Amy
    $100 to go
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  • Emmily
    Kenya
    Emmily received a loan from Amy to buy more stock of milk.
    Amy
    $125 to go
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  • Sahondra
    Madagascar
    Sahondra received a loan from Amy to buy seeds, fertilisers, manures, plant protection products and to pay for the ploughing.
    Amy
    $100 to go
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  • Madeleine
    Madagascar
    Madeleine received a loan from Amy to buy an ox and feed to feed it.
    Amy
  • Viola
    Kenya
    Viola received a loan from Amy to purchase more tomatoes, onions, cabbages and kale.
    Amy
    $150 to go
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  • Laila
    Kenya
    Laila received a loan from Amy to purchase sacks of dry cereals for grinding.
    Amy
    $100 to go
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  • Dalama
    Liberia
    Dalama received a loan from Amy to buy more season, vita and oil to sell.
    Amy
    $150 to go
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  • Clare
    Uganda
    Clare received a loan from Amy to add working capital to her business.
    Amy
    $300 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,493
Team Members
$10,315,150
Amount Funded
307,813
Loans
123.5
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#9 for Amount Funded (All Time)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#8 for New Users (Last Month)
#5 for Amount Funded (All Time)
#9 for Amount Funded (This Month)
#10 for Amount Funded (Last Month)