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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

  • J Jesus
    Mexico
    J Jesus received a loan from Scott to pay for medical tests for his wife.
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    $325 to go
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  • Leena
    United States
    Leena received a loan from Scott turn my dream into a reality. My desire into action. My ability to fulfill the overwhelming need to help others.
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    $1,925 to go
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  • Artur
    Armenia
    Artur received a loan from Scott to pay for a special sound system to organize his performances better and with increased sound quality.
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    $175 to go
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  • John
    United States
    John received a loan from Scott purchase a 34'x96' passive solar greenhouse.
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    $3,150 to go
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  • Lázaro
    Mexico
    Lázaro received a loan from Scott to purchase a biodigester, to turn farm waste into renewable resources.
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    $2,375 to go
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  • Salud & Angie
    United States
    Salud & Angie received a loan from Scott expand our product line, by producing an environmentally friendly meat-less chorizo to cater to a new clientele.
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    $5,225 to go
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  • Hallie
    United States
    Hallie received a loan from Scott purchase inventory to expand our current lineup of organic Wisco Pop! Organic Sodas & Organic Sparkle flavors.
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    $4,600 to go
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  • Tugumana Group
    Burundi
    Tugumana Group received a loan from Scott buy more beans, rice and salt for resale to earn income.
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     Only 4 days left! 
    $900 to go
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  • Blanca Edelmira
    El Salvador
    Blanca Edelmira received a loan from Scott to buy milk, cream, cheese, etc. to have product availability and thus satisfy her customers' needs.
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    $0 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,077
Team Members
$3,362,875
Amount Loaned
103,199
Loans
49.7
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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