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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

  • Ley's Group
    Cambodia
    Ley's Group received a loan from Sue to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.
    Sue
    0% repaid
  • Karen
    Armenia
    Karen received a loan from sravan to purchase more products to sell in his store.
    sravan
     Only 5 hours left! 
    $1,225 to go
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  • Claudia Cecilia
    Colombia
    Claudia Cecilia received a loan from Jing to buy bed sheets, mattresses and others to stock up.
    Jing
     Only 20 hours left! 
    $525 to go
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  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from Jing to buy more stock of charcoal.
    Jing
     Only 29 hours left! 
    $500 to go
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  • Jeserie
    Philippines
    Jeserie received a loan from Jing to purchase more stocks to sell in her general store.
    Jing
     Only 28 hours left! 
    $0 to go
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  • Dzhanyl
    Kyrgyzstan
    Dzhanyl received a loan from 2 team members to purchase food products in order to increase the turnover in her shop.
    Jing Methuria
     Only 18 hours left! 
    $350 to go
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  • Le
    Vietnam
    Le received a loan from Tran to build a latrine to improve the health of her family.
    Tran
    0% repaid
  • Tuan's Group
    Vietnam
    Tuan's Group received a loan from Tran to buy fertilizer for growing coffee.
    Tran
    0% repaid
  • Huong's Group
    Vietnam
    Huong's Group received a loan from Tran to add toward the total fee of her daughter’s medical checkup.
    Tran
    $1,775 to go
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  • Happy Women Group
    Vietnam
    Happy Women Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase seedlings to resell.
    Tran Daniela
    0% repaid
  • Gulshad
    Pakistan
    Gulshad received a loan from Louis and Yayoi to purchase one more buffalo to increase milk sales to earn a good amount of income to fulfill her dream of providing better living conditions to her children.
    Louis and Yayoi
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

1,989
Team Members
$3,125,425
Amount Loaned
94,618
Loans
47.6
Loans per member

Rankings In Common Interest Category

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