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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

  • Marilyn
    Marilyn received a loan from Tyler to buy three bails of used clothes and fiber to sell.
  • Doan's Group
    Doan's Group received a loan from Tom to raise breeding goats.
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    $1,400 to go
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  • Chuacruz 1 Group
    Chuacruz 1 Group received a loan from Tom to buy skirts, traditional tunics and belts.
     Only 15 hours left! 
    $2,650 to go
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  • Mithu
    Mithu received a loan from Sue to expand grocery business by buying rice, oil, spices, lentils, etc.
  • Funny Farm Group
    Funny Farm Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase young poultry to raise and sell in the future.
    Stephen Lola
  • Miriam's Group
    Miriam's Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Stephen Amy
  • Sophy
    Sophy received a loan from Amy to pay for her daughter’s school tuition .
  • Savitriben
    Savitriben received a loan from WHASP to expand her tiffin service business by having more variety on the menu by purchasing raw materials in bulk.
  • Vor's Group
    Vor's Group received a loan from Ejvind to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.

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Rankings In Common Interest Category

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