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UPDATE - May 2019: We're heading towards the 10th anniversary of this team and a new challenge...reaching the $50,000 in loans milestone by June 30, 2019. I believe it's within our reach!

UPDATE #6 - June 2017 - We're still rockin' 8 years later. As of 6/14/17, we have made $41,250 in microloans. Please join us!

UPDATE #5 - We're well on our way to $30,000. In January 2014, we hit a milestone of 1000 loans. Please join us! (1/18/14)

UPDATE #4 - What a great Lending Team! We surpassed the $20,000 goal in early June 2012, well before my birthday. On to $25K... (6/15/12)

UPDATE #3 - W passed the $15,000 goal well before my birthday! Whoohooo! In two years the team has raised over $15,150 - making a difference in lives around the world. Thank you!

UPDATE #2 - We hit the 10K goal in September 2010. Now we're on to $15,000. Join the team, make a loan and make a difference in an entrepreneur's life today!

UPDATE: Though the OFFICIAL challenge ended last June, the team continues to thrive and loan to entrepreneurs around the world. We surpassed our goal in October, 2009. Our current goal is $10,000 in loans.

Please join us and continue the good work this team is doing.
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In celebration of my 50th birthday, my goal is to attract $5,000 in loans = 200 loans @ $25 (or more!). I'm a huge fan of Kiva and as an entrepreneur it's important to me to give back where and when I can. As part of an online community of entrepreneurs, my hope is that my colleagues will join me in this endeavor to help others who don't have the resources we have access to so they can build their businesses and changes the lives of the people they touch.

About us
Passionate entrepreneurs who have big hearts and desire to help others succeed. Get more details about the Challenge and watch my video at the link below.

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Team Activity

  • Friendship Bridge
    Friendship Bridge received a loan from Lorenda this Field Partner use technology to reach Guatemala women to provide loans, education, and health services during the crisis.
  • Nucafe
    Nucafe received a loan from Lorenda to double incomes for smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda with advance payments during COVID-19.
  • Arin
    Arin received a loan from Lorenda to pay for plumbing expenses and to assist ‎with covering expenses due to the Coronavirus.‎.
  • Interactuar
    Interactuar received a loan from Lorenda entrepreneurs and internally displaced populations restart their businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    $404,425 to go
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  • Lea Katty
    Lea Katty received a loan from Elisabeth to buy young bulls to fatten to increase production.
  • Erika Maria
    Erika Maria received a loan from Elisabeth to buy supplies such as meat, milk, and eggs to feed her family and improve their standard of living.
  • Mburukuja Group
    Mburukuja Group received a loan from Casey to buy assorted outfits, footwear, variety-store items and other products.
  • Yomaira
    Yomaira received a loan from Melissa to purchase soft drinks, water, bread, snacks, and everything needed to stock her business.
    $775 to go
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  • Coop Norandino
    Coop Norandino received a loan from Jill support organic-based cooperative members that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Visionfund Ecuador
    Visionfund Ecuador received a loan from 2 team members this Field Partner support their 50,000 clients that have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Lynn Lorenda
  • Ugafode Microfinance
    Ugafode Microfinance received a loan from Lorenda to invest in technology to serve borrowers remotely and to continue operations including paying staff salaries during the COVID-19 crisis.

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#1 for New Users (All Time)
#8 for Amount Funded (All Time)