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We loan because...
we naively believed that "loans could change lives" for the better. In fact, high-interest loans often change lives for the worse or simply stop people escaping poverty and becoming financially independent.

About us
This group is now changing. It is against funding high-interest loans and wants Kiva to shift its model to facilitate savings by the poor. I.e. Use our funds to make savings more accessible, safer, lower-cost and higher-yield (e.g. matching funds).

To the original members, please feel free to leave the group if you aren't happy with this change. New members, please only join if you agree with the above.

Location: Melbourne      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Annette
    Puerto Rico
    Annette received a loan from Mark which helps acquire raw materials, packaging and change a full-time part-time employee.
    Mark
  • Nayfa
    Jordan
    Nayfa received a loan from Ogmios to buy different kinds of goods, such as clothes, to start her home based retail business.
    Ogmios
  • Fatima
    Jordan
    Fatima received a loan from Ogmios to buy more cosmetics for her home based business.
    Ogmios
  • Tawfeeq
    Palestine
    Tawfeeq received a loan from Ogmios to buy barber tools and machines needed for his work.
    Ogmios
  • Sumaia
    Palestine
    Sumaia received a loan from Ogmios to buy tools and machines that are needed for her husband's work.
    Ogmios
  • Saqer
    Palestine
    Saqer received a loan from Ogmios to buy more livestock and fodder for his work.
    Ogmios
  • Ahmed
    Palestine
    Ahmed received a loan from Ogmios to buy more livestock and fodder for his work.
    Ogmios
  • Raeda
    Palestine
    Raeda received a loan from Ogmios to buy makeup, hairdresser, and other needed tools for her beauty salon.
    Ogmios
  • Samah
    Palestine
    Samah received a loan from Ogmios to buy a new collection of clothes and install shelves for her store.
    Ogmios
  • Khalil
    Palestine
    Khalil received a loan from Ogmios to buy machines and tools that needed for his auto repair business.
    Ogmios
  • Alice
    Solomon Islands
    Alice received a loan from Ogmios to buy additional canned foods, rice, noodles, cigarettes, and mixed goods for her general store business.
    Ogmios

Impact   Updated Hourly

52
Team Members
$22,250
Amount Funded
679
Loans
13.1
Loans per member