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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

  • Daniel
    El Salvador
    Daniel received a loan from Russell to buy two calves to raise and sell.
    Russell
  • Rodolfo Enrique
    El Salvador
    Rodolfo Enrique received a loan from Russell to buy seeds, fertilizer and herbicides to grow basic grains.
    Russell
  • José Martín
    El Salvador
    José Martín received a loan from Russell to buy 2 calves to raise and then sell after awhile.
    Russell
  • Feliser
    Philippines
    Feliser received a loan from Russell to buy additional tobacco to sell.
    Russell
  • Erlinda
    Philippines
    Erlinda received a loan from Russell to purchase ingredients for her food production business.
    Russell
  • Gennie
    Philippines
    Gennie received a loan from Russell to purchase fishing materials like a new fishing net, gasoline for her boat, rope and other materials needed for her business.
    Russell
  • Juana Corina
    El Salvador
    Juana Corina received a loan from Russell her to buy corn, beans, rice, sugar, sweets, sodas, juices, soap, among other products to sell at her store.
    Russell
  • Santos Victoriano
    El Salvador
    Santos Victoriano received a loan from Russell to buy materials to repair the roof of the shed where he keeps the animals.
    Russell
  • José Celedonio
    El Salvador
    José Celedonio received a loan from Russell to buy agricultural supplies to plant corn and beans. He will also pay rent on the land where he farms.
    Russell
  • Jeysel Merani
    El Salvador
    Jeysel Merani received a loan from Russell to buy fabric for her tailoring work; also to buy calves to raise.
    Russell

Impact   Updated Hourly

10
Team Members
$10,650
Amount Funded
356
Loans
35.6
Loans per member