Kiva Lending Team: Poor Economics
We loan because...
We want to help poor people out of poverty.
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.
Location: World Team website
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Rozanne received a loan from 1 team members to assist with covering expenses due to COVID-19.$675 to goLend Now
Maliumai received a loan from Shama to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, wheelbarrow, water tank, rake, shovel, hand gloves, and safety boots.
Faialofa received a loan from Shama to buy taro roots (seedling), banana tube (seedling), chemicals, a bag back sprayer, and a chainsaw.
Roine received a loan from Laura to buy rolling materials, color paint, paint brush, elei design, containers, printing machine, table, container, fabrics.
Ugafode Microfinance received a loan from Kim to invest in technology to serve borrowers remotely and to continue operations including paying staff salaries during the COVID-19 crisis.
Caurie received a loan from Kim this Field Partner support groups of women in Senegal whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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