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We want to help poor people out of poverty.

About us
This Kiva Team was inspired by edX/MITx Course "The Challenges of Global Poverty" and its accompanying book Poor Economics, written by our professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. Please join if you are a student of this course, a student of one the original MIT classes, or just inspired by the book.

We try to find interesting reads about what works and what doesn't, discuss it here and try to lend accordingly.

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Team Activity

  • Karen
    Nicaragua
    Karen received a loan from Laura to purchase a solar power system to illuminate her house and, so, improve her quality of life.
    Laura
  • Luisa
    Philippines
    Luisa received a loan from Anne to pay for fresh and packaged food items to sell at her variety store.
    Anne
  • Marco Sergio
    Colombia
    Marco Sergio received a loan from Gail to buy basic grocery items, mainly oil and sugar, which are the most sold.
    Gail
  • Kundane Group
    Burundi
    Kundane Group received a loan from Raph to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of rice and charcoal for resale.
    Raph
  • Thai's Group
    Cambodia
    Thai's Group received a loan from Shama to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.
    Shama
  • Sokhom's Group
    Cambodia
    Sokhom's Group received a loan from Shama to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    Shama
  • Phealin's Group
    Cambodia
    Phealin's Group received a loan from Shama to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    Shama
  • Joyce
    Kenya
    Joyce received a loan from Anne to buy stock for the shop such as wheat flour, 50 kg of sugar, rice, tea leaves plus other goods.
    Anne
  • Francis Geovani
    Honduras
    Francis Geovani received a loan from Laura to buy nylon, sieves, iron, and other materials needed to build a solar dryer to dry his high quality organic coffee.
    Laura
  • Yaquelin
    Bolivia
    Yaquelin received a loan from Laura to improve and expand her honey production which will allow her to sell better products and increase her income.
    Laura
  • Vasil
    Georgia
    Vasil received a loan from Astrid to purchase a minibus and trade in cereals to generate a more stable income.
    Astrid

Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$14,975
Amount Loaned
576
Loans
9.3
Loans per member