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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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  • Paiche
    Paiche received a loan from Eric to finance her start-up business as Zoona agent in order to bring financial inclusion to her community.
  • Gulshan
    Gulshan received a loan from Eric to buy a new sewing machine, yarn and fabric to increase her income.
  • Shehnaz
    Shehnaz received a loan from Eric to buy embroidery raw material such as thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls of various colors in advance, to have in stock for her embroidery business.
  • Mohammad
    Mohammad received a loan from Eric to buy new chairs and tables and water pipes.
  • Jose
    Jose received a loan from Russell to pay the costs of his civil engineering studies.
  • Hilda
    Hilda received a loan from Russell to buy bamboo and tools to make baskets.
  • Yeng Group
    Yeng Group received a loan from Russell to purchase insecticide to increase the yields from his lotus farm.
  • Husein
    Husein received a loan from Russell to buy necessary painting supplies and products to improve his business.
  • Benicio
    Benicio received a loan from Russell to purchase fertilizer for the production of sugar cane.
  • Enrique
    Enrique received a loan from Russell to pay his agricultural engineering program fees.

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