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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

  • Isabella
    Kenya
    Isabella received a loan from Kim to buy seeds and start horticulture farming.
    Kim
  • Petros
    Armenia
    Petros received a loan from Astrid to buy a lot of fodder for his farm cattle.
    Astrid
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  • Sabina's Group
    Kenya
    Sabina's Group received a loan from Astrid to buy cost-efficient maize seed and fertilizer, for the coming planting season.
    Astrid
  • Lydia's Group
    Kenya
    Lydia's Group received a loan from Astrid to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.
    Astrid
  • Javahir
    Armenia
    Javahir received a loan from Carly to buy a laptop and new licensed software to provide paper writing services.
    Carly
  • Ngosa
    Zambia
    Ngosa received a loan from Raph ngosa to start running her own business as a Zoona mobile money transfer agent, so that she can provide financial services to her community.
    Raph
  • Ramzi
    Palestine
    Ramzi received a loan from Laura to buy construction supplies to start rebuilding his house and provide his children with good conditions.
    Laura
  • Katerin Mileydi
    El Salvador
    Katerin Mileydi received a loan from 1 team members to buy pigs and concentrated feed to fatten them, then with the profits she can make progress for her children; she is a single mother.
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  • Florence
    Uganda
    Florence received a loan from 1 team members to buy mulch.
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  • Rebecca
    Kenya
    Rebecca received a loan from Kim to buy seeds and expand her horticultural farming.
    Kim

Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$16,950
Amount Loaned
650
Loans
10.5
Loans per member