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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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  • Diana
    Diana received a loan from Russell to maximize her working capital so she can improve her business further more.
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  • Baktygul
    Baktygul received a loan from Russell to buy home products for retail sale in her shop.
  • Ali
    Ali received a loan from Russell to improve his business further by purchasing new stock for his phone repair shop.
  • Eugenia
    Eugenia received a loan from Russell to buy various products to sell in her store.
  • Vilma
    Vilma received a loan from Russell to buy various products to sell such as vegetables, meats, fruits, canned goods, drinks and other things.
  • Luz Y Vida Group
    Luz Y Vida Group received a loan from Russell to buy goods such as vegetables, meat, bread, dairy products, leafy greens, and other products to sell.
  • Julio
    Julio received a loan from Russell to pay school fees.
  • Houssam
    Houssam received a loan from Russell to pay for his wife’s hospitalization and maternity care and prepare his baby’s basic needs before birth.

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