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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

  • Diego
    Bolivia
    Diego received a loan from Laura to buy machinery to improve his production and services and earn a better income.
    Laura
     Only 17 hours left! 
    $2,225 to go
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  • Groupe Assocabu
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Groupe Assocabu received a loan from Astrid to make advance payments against future harvests.
    Astrid
  • Nemer
    Jordan
    Nemer received a loan from Astrid to buy supplies such as car paint for his auto repair garage to better perform his tasks and increase his profits.
    Astrid
     Only 16 hours left! 
    $150 to go
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  • Fofoaivaoese
    Samoa
    Fofoaivaoese received a loan from Niklaus to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, a wheelbarrow, a water tank, a rake, a shovel, hand gloves and safety boots.
    Niklaus
  • Rosa Agripina
    El Salvador
    Rosa Agripina received a loan from Niklaus to buy soap, light bulbs, spices, coffee, disposable razors, vegetables, drinks, canned goods, eggs, laundry soap, oil and candies to stock her store.
    Niklaus
  • Chitra
    India
    Chitra received a loan from Niklaus to build a toilet at home to access basic sanitation facilities.
    Niklaus
  • Faaiuga
    Samoa
    Faaiuga received a loan from Niklaus to buy a new canoe, torch, container, ice bag, and fishing net.
    Niklaus
  • Ingobokarugo Group
    Rwanda
    Ingobokarugo Group received a loan from Astrid to buy more cattle such as hens, goats, etc. to sell to his community.
    Astrid

Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$16,325
Amount Loaned
629
Loans
10.1
Loans per member