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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

  • Gerard
    Haiti
    Gerard received a loan from Tonya to buy raw materials for an ice dispenser plant.
    Tonya
    $100 to go
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  • Zamira
    Tajikistan
    Zamira received a loan from Carly to buy furniture for her beauty salon.
    Carly
    $350 to go
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  • John
    Tanzania
    John received a loan from Raph to buy more timber and sacks of cement.
    Raph
    0% repaid
  • Mohammed
    Palestine
    Mohammed received a loan from Laura to buy a solar system for heating water.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Flor
    Nicaragua
    Flor received a loan from Laura to buy a solar lighting system of 150 watts, with 6 lights, accessories, and installation.
    Laura
    0% repaid
  • Syombua
    Kenya
    Syombua received a loan from FELIPE DE JESUS to purchase sacks of fruit like mangoes and oranges for resale.
    FELIPE DE JESUS
    0% repaid
  • Sangly's Group
    Cambodia
    Sangly's Group received a loan from Doreen to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for the family.
    Doreen
    0% repaid
  • Sarah
    Kenya
    Sarah received a loan from Anne to buy more stock of fruits.
    Anne
    0% repaid
  • Taurino Luis
    Mexico
    Taurino Luis received a loan from Laura to invest in a 20 m3 waste-to-energy biodigester.
    Laura
    22% repaid
  • Rano
    Tajikistan
    Rano received a loan from Gail to buy mineral fertilizer.
    Gail
    6% repaid
  • Rawan
    Jordan
    Rawan received a loan from Kim to buy more general products to resell.
    Kim
    6% repaid
  • Ahmad
    Jordan
    Ahmad received a loan from Astrid to ‎buy a larger number of poultry and restock his car with candies to resell.
    Astrid
    10% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

62
Team Members
$14,350
Amount Loaned
551
Loans
8.9
Loans per member