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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

  • Rozanne
    Israel
    Rozanne received a loan from 1 team members to assist with covering expenses due to COVID-19.
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    $675 to go
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  • Tulai
    Samoa
    Tulai received a loan from Shama to buy glue, hooks, and an electronic fan.
    Shama
  • Maliumai
    Samoa
    Maliumai received a loan from Shama to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, wheelbarrow, water tank, rake, shovel, hand gloves, and safety boots.
    Shama
  • Faialofa
    Samoa
    Faialofa received a loan from Shama to buy taro roots (seedling), banana tube (seedling), chemicals, a bag back sprayer, and a chainsaw.
    Shama
  • Miker
    Peru
    Miker received a loan from Corinne to buy compound animal feed and hens for rearing and later sale.
    Corinne
  • Roine
    Samoa
    Roine received a loan from Laura to buy rolling materials, color paint, paint brush, elei design, containers, printing machine, table, container, fabrics.
    Laura
  • Ugafode Microfinance
    Uganda
    Ugafode Microfinance received a loan from Kim to invest in technology to serve borrowers remotely and to continue operations including paying staff salaries during the COVID-19 crisis.
    Kim
  • Caurie
    Senegal
    Caurie received a loan from Kim this Field Partner support groups of women in Senegal whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Kim

Impact   Updated Hourly

63
Team Members
$22,000
Amount Funded
868
Loans
13.8
Loans per member