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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

  • Warm Heart Group
    Vietnam
    Warm Heart Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase baby poultry to raise and sell in the future.
    GD Commercial, Inc. Asan   G Tejwani
    $575 to go
    Lend Now
  • Evans
    Kenya
    Evans received a loan from Elizabeth to buy more stock of milk.
    Elizabeth
  • Peacock Group
    Tanzania
    Peacock Group received a loan from Sherry & Foster to increase the stock of broilers chicks to raise, medicines, chicken feed etc and to replace the out of stock items in her general store.
    Sherry & Foster
  • Sharon
    Uganda
    Sharon received a loan from Sherry & Foster to invest in more groceries like peas, flour, grains, and sugar.
    Sherry & Foster
  • Amy
    Philippines
    Amy received a loan from Sherry & Foster to buy sugar, salt, powdered drinks, candy, chips, biscuits, bread, spices, noodles, canned goods and toiletries, and food ingredients such as milk, sugar and coconut fruit.
    Sherry & Foster
  • Isabel
    Mozambique
    Isabel received a loan from Onno to buy sand, cement, and gravel.
    Onno

Impact   Updated Hourly

2,026
Team Members
$3,207,600
Amount Loaned
97,500
Loans
48.1
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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