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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 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      

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Nasiba
    Tajikistan
    Nasiba received a loan from Laura to purchase a new sewing machine.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Las Orquideas De Sumpango Group
    Guatemala
    Las Orquideas De Sumpango Group received a loan from Jan to buy 12 “cortes” or wrap around woven skirts as well as 500 lbs of used clothing that she will sell.
    Jan
     Only 3 days left! 
    $900 to go
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  • San Group
    Cambodia
    San Group received a loan from Montana to buy piglets to fatten and resell.
    Montana
    0% repaid
  • James
    Uganda
    James received a loan from Jamshed to buy farm inputs in the form of organic fertilizers.
    Jamshed
    $225 to go
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  • Mirvat
    Lebanon
    Mirvat received a loan from Duncan and Catherine to increase her business merchandise with a special diversified winter collection, in addition to perfumes for the coming Valentines season.
    Duncan and Catherine
    0% repaid
  • Buena Esperanza Group
    Guatemala
    Buena Esperanza Group received a loan from 2 team members to increase her inventory of traditional wrap-around skirts, “cortes”, and blouses, “huipiles”.
    Janelle Daniela
    0% repaid
  • Grigor
    Armenia
    Grigor received a loan from Keith to pay for a polyethylene cover for the greenhouse, to purchase cucumber seeds, and to process land and prepare it for the coming spring cultivation season.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Samuel
    Kenya
    Samuel received a loan from Keith to service his motor vehicle.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Martin
    Kenya
    Martin received a loan from Keith to purchase motorcycle spare parts.
    Keith
    0% repaid
  • Guillermo
    Mexico
    Guillermo received a loan from Olga to build decent housing to live peacefully with his family.
    Olga
     Only 18 hours left! 
    $975 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,954
Team Members
$3,040,425
Amount Loaned
91,836
Loans
47.0
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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