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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

  • Majlinda
    Albania
    Majlinda received a loan from 2 team members to buy some beehives so she will be able to provide a better income for her big family.
    Isaac Ranga
  • Cevi
    Philippines
    Cevi received a loan from 7 team members to finance new loans for borrowers affected by the COVID-19 crisis and to support CEV's liquidity needs while they are unable to operate their business as usual.
    Isaac Roberta Bruce Amar Ian Jen Bio Legal
    $450 to go
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  • Fernando Baltazar
    El Salvador
    Fernando Baltazar received a loan from Isaac to buy fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides for their corn cultivation.
    Isaac
    $575 to go
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  • Micaela
    Panama
    Micaela received a loan from Isaac to make improvements to her rice, avocado and plantain farm, providing food security and economic opportunities in indigenous territories.
    Isaac
    $225 to go
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  • Mohyra
    Tajikistan
    Mohyra received a loan from Peter to purchase a digital sewing machine.
    Peter
    $875 to go
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  • Salom
    Tajikistan
    Salom received a loan from Peter to purchase school uniforms, to make his grandchildren happy.
    Peter
    $425 to go
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  • Interactuar
    Colombia
    Interactuar received a loan from 35 team members entrepreneurs and internally displaced populations restart their businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Meredith Janice Stephen Cathy Mona cecil Default lender image Jamus Default lender image Margret Roberta Bruce Peter & Susan Amar Rubye Ian Montana Default lender image Tanya KSV Myly Ikikai Blue Ana Jamshed Geoffrey Ian Tonda Jennifer Christine Samantha Helen Kathy Dannel Vitcak Valerie Kim
    $167,050 to go
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  • Yani
    Indonesia
    Yani received a loan from Ranga to buy more fertilizer to grow her business.
    Ranga
  • Justine
    Uganda
    Justine received a loan from Ranga to buy more firewood to sell to generate and increase revenue.
    Ranga
    $300 to go
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  • Uinise
    Tonga
    Uinise received a loan from Ranga to buy more mulberry for her business of making tapa.
    Ranga
    $425 to go
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  • Perlas 1 Group
    Bolivia
    Perlas 1 Group received a loan from Ranga to purchase rugs, teaching material, and games for infants for her child care business.
    Ranga
    $5,800 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,233
Team Members
$4,157,475
Amount Funded
116,794
Loans
52.3
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for Amount Funded (All Time)
#10 for Amount Funded (This Month)