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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

  • Huda
    Lebanon
    Huda received a loan from Laura to buy basket weaving supplies.
    Laura
  • Ermelinda
    Mozambique
    Ermelinda received a loan from Anne to buy sugar and beer, and to expand her merchandise.
    Anne
  • Mujeres Unidas Group
    Paraguay
    Mujeres Unidas Group received a loan from Laurie purchase clothing for sale such as: jeans, shirts, pants, blouses, shorts, t-shirts and other miscellaneous clothing items.
    Laurie
  • Jose Luis
    Mexico
    Jose Luis received a loan from Laura to pay for his wife's treatment for her foot.
    Laura
  • Bounyong Group
    Lao PDR
    Bounyong Group received a loan from Raph to purchase a TerraClear water filter so he can have access to safe drinking water.
    Raph
  • Mwanakombo
    Kenya
    Mwanakombo received a loan from Thomas to purchase bales of Khangas for resale.
    Thomas
  • Nugzar
    Georgia
    Nugzar received a loan from Thomas to buy new equipment and pay salaries of his workforce.
    Thomas
  • Benedicta
    Kenya
    Benedicta received a loan from Anne to buy farm inputs in order to improve her living conditions and support her children's education.
    Anne
  • Bester
    Zimbabwe
    Bester received a loan from Laurie to buy pre-school uniforms for resale.
    Laurie
  • Rosa Maria
    Ecuador
    Rosa Maria received a loan from Laura to buy agricultural supplies to improve her crops.
    Laura
  • Kathy Esmeralda
    Ecuador
    Kathy Esmeralda received a loan from 1 team members to purchase pigs and a freezer.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$15,400
Amount Loaned
592
Loans
9.5
Loans per member