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About us
Our loans won’t make the world fair, but they may, hopefully, make it just a tad fairer... Team co-captain Russell Wild is an author and fee-only (sells no products, earns no commissions) financial planner, and Nancy Nelson is a former fee-only financial planner and now retirement life mentor. Through their businesses, and personally, they’ve met many fortunate (usually hard-working) people who have achieved financial independence. Does that perhaps describe you? If so, Kiva's proven approach of helping others to help themselves through small loans might be a perfect fit. Studies show that lending, even more than giving, can help people in impoverished areas live better lives. Through Kiva, you can actually see differences in the lives of those you’ve lent money. It can be thrilling! Keep in mind that what seems like a very small amount of money here in the Western World, perhaps no more than you might blow on a movie ticket, can make a huge difference in the life of someone in, say, Ghana, Honduras, or Indonesia. A unique benefit to this form of helping others is that if you've been reluctant to donate significant sums of money because of the (not always irrational) fear that someday you, or perhaps a loved one, may need the money back, with Kiva you have that option of return. (Kiva loans are subject to default, although that happens infrequently, and the risk can be largely diversified away.)... Join Team Fairchance, won't you please?

Location: Based in United States      

 

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Team Activity

  • Jader Jose
    Nicaragua
    Jader Jose received a loan from Nancy to buy vitamins and concentrated feed.
    Nancy
  • Nena
    Philippines
    Nena received a loan from Russell to buy items such as canned goods and personal care products to sell in her general store.
    Russell
  • Remegia
    Philippines
    Remegia received a loan from Russell to buy ingredients for her food production business.
    Russell
  • Lina
    Philippines
    Lina received a loan from Russell to purchase ingredients for her food production business.
    Russell
  • Corazon
    Philippines
    Corazon received a loan from Russell to pay for additional computers, computer spare parts and maintenance for her business.
    Russell
  • Melly
    Philippines
    Melly received a loan from Russell to buy items to sell like canned goods and personal care products.
    Russell
  • Salome
    Philippines
    Salome received a loan from Russell to buy additional coffee, sugar, and milk for her coffee shop.
    Russell
  • José Hugo
    El Salvador
    José Hugo received a loan from Russell to purchase seeds, fertilizers and herbicides to plant basic grains.
    Russell
  • Hawa
    Liberia
    Hawa received a loan from Eric to buy more charcoal to sell.
    Eric
  • Martha
    Sierra Leone
    Martha received a loan from Eric to purchase fish and other assorted items to increase her business.
    Eric
  • Estamos Juntos Group
    Brazil
    Estamos Juntos Group received a loan from Eric to buy bulk quantities of vegetables to sell at their stand, and also to buy water, juice, and soda for their beverage shop.
    Eric

Impact   Updated Hourly

10
Team Members
$10,225
Amount Funded
339
Loans
33.9
Loans per member