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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

  • Sitoramo
    Tajikistan
    Sitoramo received a loan from 1 team members to increase the size of her herd to promote her business and earn more money.
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  • Vasemaca
    Fiji
    Vasemaca received a loan from Laura to buy construction items for her house, and the farming tools/equipment for a commercial farm.
    Laura
  • Zeinep
    Kyrgyzstan
    Zeinep received a loan from FELIPE DE JESUS to buy dairy cows in order to increase the volume of milk she can sell.
    FELIPE DE JESUS
  • Finau
    Tonga
    Finau received a loan from Laura to renovate her barber shop.
    Laura
  • Eduardo
    Mexico
    Eduardo received a loan from Laura to pay for his father-in-law's eye surgery.
    Laura
  • Pawame
    Kenya
    Pawame received a loan from Kim to provide last-mile solar powered electricity to rural, low-income households in Kenya.
    Kim
  • Susana
    Fiji
    Susana received a loan from Laura to add more fruits and vegetables to her stall.
    Laura
  • Florence's Group
    Kenya
    Florence's Group received a loan from Rebecca to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Rebecca
  • Ana
    Timor-Leste
    Ana received a loan from Raph to buy fertilizer, vegetable seeds and farming equipment for fallowing harvest.
    Raph

Impact   Updated Hourly

63
Team Members
$22,950
Amount Funded
885
Loans
14.0
Loans per member