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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

  • Ornela
    Albania
    Ornela received a loan from Greg to prepare the land for planting and to buy wheat seed so a rural woman from a vulnerable community can secure bread for her family.
    Greg
    $250 to go
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  • La Sagesse 2 Group
    Congo (DRC)
    La Sagesse 2 Group received a loan from 2 team members to stock up with best sellers, rice and oil and increase her business capital.
    Greg Albert and Tarien
    $525 to go
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  • One Acre Fund
    Tanzania
    One Acre Fund received a loan from 17 team members one Acre Fund farmers in Tanzania access seeds and supplies on credit to help them feed themselves, their families and their communities.
    Gretchen Steve cecil Jamshed Default lender image Myly Dayna Kathy Dannel Vitcak Lauren Isaac Ian Rubye kita Anna Default lender image Default lender image Bruce
    $75,950 to go
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  • Mo
    Thailand
    Mo received a loan from Beth to buy raw materials and ensure her hammock business continues smoothly despite global economic uncertainty.
    Beth
    $850 to go
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  • 'Anaseini
    Tonga
    'Anaseini received a loan from Beth to buy pandanus for her weaving business and for her family's needs.
    Beth
  • Phaknida
    Thailand
    Phaknida received a loan from Beth to buy raw materials and ensure her hammock business continues smoothly despite global economic uncertainty.
    Beth
  • Thidaphon
    Thailand
    Thidaphon received a loan from Beth to buy supplies and yarn to grow her weaving business and increase her income potential.
    Beth
    $1,525 to go
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  • Karalaini
    Fiji
    Karalaini received a loan from Beth to open a handicraft booth and buy raw materials for her art and craft supplies.
    Beth
    $1,175 to go
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  • Davlatmoh
    Tajikistan
    Davlatmoh received a loan from Beth to buy an embroidery sewing machine and fabrics to expand her business.
    Beth
    $875 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,112
Team Members
$4,535,410
Amount Funded
147,207
Loans
69.7
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#10 for Amount Funded (Last Month)