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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

  • Monicah
    Kenya
    Monicah received a loan from Daren to purchase more stock like sugar, soap, tea leaves and detergents.
    Daren
  • Amara
    United States
    Amara received a loan from Robin which helps increase my business' visibility with effective advertising efforts, hire a business coach and gain working capital.
    Robin
    $100 to go
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  • Agnes
    Kenya
    Agnes received a loan from Breianne to buy fertilizers to improve her tea crop farm.
    Breianne
    $750 to go
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  • Josephine
    Kenya
    Josephine received a loan from Lydia to buy an additional dairy cow to improve her milk vending business and make more profits to support her children.
    Lydia
  • Shusila
    India
    Shusila received a loan from Lydia to purchase a cow and expand her dairy business.
    Lydia
  • Aygumush
    Kyrgyzstan
    Aygumush received a loan from Lydia to buy dairy cows to increase cattle headcount and sales of organic milk.
    Lydia
  • Lillian
    Zambia
    Lillian received a loan from Mark to expand her business by purchasing more fish to sell.
    Mark
  • Mary
    Ghana
    Mary received a loan from Mark to buy stocks of frozen foods and provisions for sale.
    Mark
    $750 to go
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  • Amanda
    Ghana
    Amanda received a loan from Mark to buy stocks of school uniform materials and footwear for sale.
    Mark
    $1,075 to go
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  • Ninh
    Vietnam
    Ninh received a loan from Mark to buy more vegetables to sell.
    Mark
    $775 to go
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  • Elonga Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Elonga Group received a loan from 3 team members to purchase used shoes wholesale to bolster her starting capital.
    Shawn Megan Albert and Tarien
  • Nurkyz
    Kyrgyzstan
    Nurkyz received a loan from Mari to buy cattle to fatten and resell.
    Mari

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,221
Team Members
$3,997,975
Amount Funded
111,585
Loans
50.2
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for Amount Funded (All Time)