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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

  • Umair
    United States
    Umair received a loan from Susan which helps a small business grow its software developers operations and take it to the next level.
    Susan
  • Alexander Victoriano
    Nicaragua
    Alexander Victoriano received a loan from 2 team members to buy herbicides, fungicides, minerals, and fertilizers, as well as to pay the wages of his laborers.
    John Geoffrey
  • Melanie
    Philippines
    Melanie received a loan from Khanh to buy additional boxes of fresh fish to sell.
    Khanh
  • Iris Oneyda
    Honduras
    Iris Oneyda received a loan from Khanh to purchase merchandise such as soft drinks, juice, eggs, butter, oil, rice, bread, and canned goods.
    Khanh
  • Naima
    Tajikistan
    Naima received a loan from Khanh with dental care costs for her and her husband.
    Khanh
  • Jumaboy
    Tajikistan
    Jumaboy received a loan from Khanh for his treatment costs.
    Khanh
  • Munyra
    Tajikistan
    Munyra received a loan from Greg to expand her business and purchase more fabric for sewing.
    Greg
    $100 to go
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  • Diogene
    Rwanda
    Diogene received a loan from 2 team members to purchase more materials, such as cloth, needles, etc., to use in sewing.
    Montana Kaye & Mark
  • Enrique
    Peru
    Enrique received a loan from Ian to buy mulch and to pay workers to weed the coffee farm.
    Ian
  • Lonah
    Kenya
    Lonah received a loan from Ian to buy farming inputs such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizer to improve her output and make more sales and revenue.
    Ian
    $325 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,251
Team Members
$4,359,225
Amount Funded
140,462
Loans
62.4
Loans per member