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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

  • Bruno Ramon
    Paraguay
    Bruno Ramon received a loan from Russell to buy tools for his work in construction.
    Russell
  • Inda Adelita
    Ecuador
    Inda Adelita received a loan from Russell to purchase an induction stove, pans, dishes, rice, flour, eggs, butter, and more.
    Russell
  • Elvio
    Paraguay
    Elvio received a loan from Russell to purchase large quantities of wood.
    Russell
  • Eldis Osmani
    El Salvador
    Eldis Osmani received a loan from Russell to buy a calf, vaccines and grass for optimal nutrition.
    Russell
  • Isabel
    Paraguay
    Isabel received a loan from Russell to buy starch, cheese, eggs, lard, and other products.
    Russell
  • Litosia
    Samoa
    Litosia received a loan from Eric to buy a box of chicken, box of sausage, mushroom soy sauce, onions, plates, aluminum foil, bananas, sack of rice.
    Eric

Impact   Updated Hourly

9
Team Members
$8,050
Amount Funded
260
Loans
28.9
Loans per member