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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

  • Geoffrey
    Geoffrey received a loan from 2 team members to expand production capacity of eco-friendly, sustainable, & recycled motor-oil.
    Tim Kaye, Mark, Matt & Ben
    $8,775 to go
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  • Njaka
    Njaka received a loan from 3 team members to fund the harvest of seeds of 6,000 smallholder farmers in the south of Madagascar.
    ERIN Christopher Breianne
    $32,325 to go
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  • Leonard
    Leonard received a loan from Ejvind to purchase another dairy cow and improve his dairy farming.
  • Sarah
    Sarah received a loan from Sam to buy additional piglets, as well as feed and other supplies needed to raise her pigs.
  • Nenita
    Nenita received a loan from Sam to pay her younger daughter's tuition fee and to purchase meat for processing.
  • Nham's Group
    Nham's Group received a loan from Sam to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
  • Litia
    Litia received a loan from Molly to buy taro roots(seedling), banana tube(seedling), wheelbarrow, rake, shovel, water tank, and hand gloves,.
  • Javier Antonio
    Javier Antonio received a loan from Jan to buy materials for his furniture business, such as paint, wood, nails, screws, varnish, sandpaper and other raw materials.
    $700 to go
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  • Anna
    Anna received a loan from A Friend to pay for materials (meat, flour, spices) for making convenience food.
    A Friend
    $850 to go
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Rankings In Common Interest Category

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