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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

  • Benedicta
    Kenya
    Benedicta received a loan from Anne to buy farm inputs in order to improve her living conditions and support her children's education.
    Anne
  • Bester
    Zimbabwe
    Bester received a loan from Laurie to buy pre-school uniforms for resale.
    Laurie
  • Rosa Maria
    Ecuador
    Rosa Maria received a loan from Laura to buy agricultural supplies to improve her crops.
    Laura
  • Kathy Esmeralda
    Ecuador
    Kathy Esmeralda received a loan from 1 team members to purchase pigs and a freezer.
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  • Claudia Esperanza
    Colombia
    Claudia Esperanza received a loan from 1 team members to invest in a freezer and a stove and to fix up the eatery.
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  • Karen
    Nicaragua
    Karen received a loan from Laura to purchase a solar power system to illuminate her house and, so, improve her quality of life.
    Laura
  • Luisa
    Philippines
    Luisa received a loan from Anne to pay for fresh and packaged food items to sell at her variety store.
    Anne
  • Marco Sergio
    Colombia
    Marco Sergio received a loan from Gail to buy basic grocery items, mainly oil and sugar, which are the most sold.
    Gail
  • Kundane Group
    Burundi
    Kundane Group received a loan from Raph to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of rice and charcoal for resale.
    Raph

Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$15,175
Amount Loaned
584
Loans
9.4
Loans per member