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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

  • Galasia's Group
    Galasia's Group received a loan from Judy to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
  • Susana
    Susana received a loan from Judy to buy a proper table & chair, fabrics, sewing kits, an extension cord and ironing board.
  • Huayrurpata Group
    Huayrurpata Group received a loan from Terri Z to maintain their farm, investing in fertilizer and weeding to avoid infestations and have greater production of cocoa.
    Terri Z
  • Flor De Maria
    El Salvador
    Flor De Maria received a loan from John to buy basic grains, detergents, fruit, sweets, beverages, bread, etc. to stock her store; she is a single mother and will get ahead with the profits.
  • Agai
    Agai received a loan from 1 team members to buy taro roots (seedling), banana tube (seedling), chemicals, bag back sprayer, and chainsaw.
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  • Bila
    Burkina Faso
    Bila received a loan from Jill to buy 100 sacks of corn and 12 sacks of beans and to save to pay for her children's schooling.
  • Tiffany
    United States
    Tiffany received a loan from Jill which helps with the merchandise printing cost and marketing of books being published under Harlem Westside Publishing.
  • Maria Mercedes
    Maria Mercedes received a loan from Denise Wakeman to buy sweets, cookies, and sodas to supply her business, increasing her sales volume.
    Denise Wakeman

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#1 for New Users (All Time)
#6 for Amount Funded (All Time)
#7 for Amount Funded (This Month)