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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

  • Beatrice
    Kenya
    Beatrice received a loan from 1 team members a single Mom to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and quality fertilizer, to improve her crop farming.
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  • Djiguiya N°2 Group
    Mali
    Djiguiya N°2 Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy cereals to resell in order to support her family's needs.
    Kent Astrid
  • Benkadi Group
    Mali
    Benkadi Group received a loan from Astrid to purchase animals for resale in order to meet the needs of his family.
    Astrid
  • Suliano
    Fiji
    Suliano received a loan from Laura to purchase building materials for her home renovations.
    Laura
  • Duvy Carolina
    Colombia
    Duvy Carolina received a loan from Anne to buy notebooks, pens, cigarettes, beer, sodas, and other products to increase her sales.
    Anne
  • Mercy
    Kenya
    Mercy received a loan from Kim to gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for crop cultivation for this woman with good credit history.
    Kim
  • Jeannette
    Rwanda
    Jeannette received a loan from Kim to buy a delivery van to reach more customers who could not previously afford clean drinking water.
    Kim
  • Lupeolo
    Tonga
    Lupeolo received a loan from FELIPE DE JESUS to buy pandanus for her weaving business and to pay more women to help her with her weaving.
    FELIPE DE JESUS
  • Zeinep
    Kyrgyzstan
    Zeinep received a loan from FELIPE DE JESUS to buy cattle and increase her income from cattle breeding.
    FELIPE DE JESUS
  • 'amelia
    Tonga
    'amelia received a loan from Laura to buy some more pandanus and hibiscus fiber for her business.
    Laura

Impact   Updated Hourly

66
Team Members
$21,225
Amount Funded
837
Loans
12.7
Loans per member