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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      

 

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Team Activity

  • Agusta
    Timor-Leste
    Agusta received a loan from Keith to expand and improve her business by purchasing additional equipment (e.g., games and a new TV).
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Jose
    Bolivia
    Jose received a loan from Keith to buy materials that he will use at his workshop.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Oracle Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Oracle Group received a loan from Keith get supplies of pharmaceutical products.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Hena
    Bolivia
    Hena received a loan from Keith to fix a room in the house where she lives.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Dorcas' Group
    Kenya
    Dorcas' Group received a loan from Keith to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Sopheakhena's Group
    Cambodia
    Sopheakhena's Group received a loan from Keith to buy more iron and steel for supporting her husband’s blacksmith business.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Reham
    Jordan
    Reham received a loan from Keith to cover her semester fees.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Romina
    Paraguay
    Romina received a loan from Keith to pay university fees.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Somaly
    Cambodia
    Somaly received a loan from Keith to cover her university fees from the first to the fourth year.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous Group
    Rwanda
    Anonymous Group received a loan from Keith to buy more rice, maize flour, sugar and soaps to sell.
    Keith
    24% repaid
  • Ricardo Alfredo
    El Salvador
    Ricardo Alfredo received a loan from Pete to buy more pants, shirts, shorts, blouses, skirts, and underwear for men and women to stock his business.
    Pete
    14% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$18,150
Amount Loaned
545
Loans
11.1
Loans per member