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We care about people striving to enhance their self-sufficiency and wish to support their entrepreneurial endeavors. It just takes one small step by each of us lending on Kiva. Together we can make it easier for hard working people to get the much-needed capital to sustain and grow their business. We feel blessed to be able to support the aspirations of so many loan recipients who persevere tenaciously for a better quality of life with dignity. Thanks to, we can now connect together in this common cause.

About us
We have a vision to change lives in novel ways. Our team's origin is rooted in a Kiva Card (gift certificate), an inspiring talk by Kiva Fellow, Jessica Heinzelman (KF5) about Kiva micro-lending, and an amiable team ambience nurtured by Kiva Fellows, Kiva Editor & Translators, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, workers, retired people, families, parent + kid(s), students, teachers, and professionals. Our diversity & portfolio enable our discovery of social values inherent in the Kiva micro-lending ecosystem. Frequent & occasional lenders are free to choose who to lend to, how much and when, beyond the realm of lending targets and team statistics. Experienced members are gratified to enhance our grasp of nuances in lending. We wish to work with volunteers in the team, Kiva Friends and our supporters to engage in activities that promote Kiva. Our journey to strengthen and grow the Kiva ecosystem has room for more.

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Team Activity

  • Yecica
    Yecica received a loan from martina to cover the final costs for her degree program and graduation.
    $0 to go
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  • Yem Group
    Yem Group received a loan from Mark to purchase groceries in bulk.
  • Mafanikio Group - Kakola
    Mafanikio Group - Kakola received a loan from Mark to add more kilos of rice, wheat flour for making chapati, liters of cooking oil, ingredients for spicy rice "Pilau", baking powder and utensils to accommodate more customers.
    $1,600 to go
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  • Ivoga
    Ivoga received a loan from Selene to buy bread, tomato sauce, box of fish canned(tuna), plastic bags, container, butter, mayonnaise,.
  • Jean Bosco
    Jean Bosco received a loan from 5 team members to grow his factory to 100% capacity and serve as a bridge loan for larger investments.
    Bennett Ian Kaye, Mark, Matt & Ben Albert and Tarien Gregory
    $27,750 to go
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  • Fatuma
    Fatuma received a loan from Michael to buy rice, sugar, bread, beverages and condiments to sell.
  • Jorge Enrique
    Jorge Enrique received a loan from Michael to build a pig sty and fill it with piglets, as well as fattening food for them.

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Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)