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We loan because...
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 Kiva.org, 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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LINKS TO SEE ALSO:
1. Kiva Updates: www.kiva.org/updates/kiva
2. Kiva Fellow Blogs: www.kiva.org/updates/fellows
3. Kiva Gift Card: www.kiva.org/gifts

(Thanks Anh D Pham for letting LOTUS team on Kiva to use the exquisite image of the lotus flower you photographed in Vietnam)

Location: Global      

 

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Team Activity

  • Jose Luis
    Bolivia
    Jose Luis received a loan from Tom to purchase a fixed sales space and, with the earnings, give his grandmother happiness in her last days.
    Tom
     Only 15 hours left! 
    $0 to go
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  • Sasun
    Armenia
    Sasun received a loan from Alberto to pay for fertilizer, organic pesticides and forage for pigs.
    Alberto
     Only 3 days left! 
    $2,850 to go
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  • Concepcion
    Bolivia
    Concepcion received a loan from Sonia to establish her clothes business and offer better products to her clients, this generating a better income for her family.
    Sonia
    $3,725 to go
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  • Saraswati's Group
    India
    Saraswati's Group received a loan from vicki to stock materials and fabrics and purchase cloth and thread in bulk to make dresses.
    vicki
    $400 to go
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  • Clarita
    Philippines
    Clarita received a loan from Kathy to purchase more firewood to resell.
    Kathy
    0% repaid
  • Camilo De Los Angeles
    Nicaragua
    Camilo De Los Angeles received a loan from John to purchase products for his store, such as basic grains, perishables and groceries.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Muntaser
    Palestine
    Muntaser received a loan from John to buy tools for his auto repair shop.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Adham
    Palestine
    Adham received a loan from John to buy iron and copper to resell for recycling.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Alaa'
    Palestine
    Alaa' received a loan from Irene to buy bricks, paving and tiling tools, and new construction tools to improve his work.
    Irene
     Only 19 hours left! 
    $1,125 to go
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  • Faausu
    Samoa
    Faausu received a loan from John to buy a gas stove, box of chicken, sack of flour, sack of sugar, box of vegetable oil, cash register, etc.
    John
    $875 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,000
Team Members
$3,154,300
Amount Loaned
95,591
Loans
47.8
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for New Users (All Time)
#7 for New Users (This Month)
#10 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#10 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)