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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

  • Jennifer
    Solomon Islands
    Jennifer received a loan from Laura to buy bush knives, hoes, spades and an axe for her farming business.
    Laura
  • Rojina
    Nepal
    Rojina received a loan from 1 team members to pay for a Bachelor's Degree in International Business.
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  • Erminsul Rolando
    Ecuador
    Erminsul Rolando received a loan from Laura to buy manure, fertilizers, and other agricultural supplies to grow potatoes.
    Laura
  • Sulaina
    Uganda
    Sulaina received a loan from Anne to stock more bags to sell to raise school fees for her children.
    Anne
  • Marcos Herminio
    Peru
    Marcos Herminio received a loan from Laura to buy construction materials to provide a safe home for his family.
    Laura
  • Jose Santos
    El Salvador
    Jose Santos received a loan from Astrid to buy corn, cheese, fried pork belly, and other ingredients for his business making and selling pupusas. He will also invest in propane gas and a refrigerator to improve his inventory.
    Astrid
  • Francis
    Uganda
    Francis received a loan from Astrid to buy manure and plant more maize to increase production.
    Astrid
  • Azita
    United States
    Azita received a loan from Tonya which helps me to hire a part time marketing person to support a new product marketing campaign. We have been in product development in the past few years. This loan will help us grow revenue to $250K or more in the next 12 months.
    Tonya
  • Abraham
    United States
    Abraham received a loan from Tonya which helps me buy new inventory, new equipment and try new advertising tools to boost my business and gain more working capital.
    Tonya
  • Oliva De Jesus
    Colombia
    Oliva De Jesus received a loan from Carly to purchase a straight stitch machine for her sewing shop.
    Carly
  • Camari
    Fiji
    Camari received a loan from Laura to build a mini-market shed for selling her fruits, vegetables, and root crops.
    Laura
  • Mele
    Tonga
    Mele received a loan from Raph to buy pandanus and mulberry for her business of weaving and tapa-making.
    Raph

Impact   Updated Hourly

66
Team Members
$21,600
Amount Funded
853
Loans
12.9
Loans per member