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we want to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive!

About us
This is a team where new lenders can get to know each other, and ask experienced Kiva community members about any questions that they might have. Welcome!

No one is expected to attribute any loans to the Welcome to Kiva team. Loans should be attributed to another team that shares your interests.

The first goal of the Welcome to Kiva team is to assist new lenders in getting up the Kiva learning curve. Learning about Kiva can be daunting if you are trying to do it on your own. We're here to make it easier. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. When they first start, everyone is a beginner. Experienced lenders were once new lenders.

The second goal of the Welcome to Kiva team is to help new lenders find and join one or more other lending teams with whom their interests align. Thus, other teams are WELCOME to recruit new members from the Welcome to Kiva team.

Location: Worldwide      


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Team Activity

  • Simusolar
    Simusolar received a loan from Fernanda farmers and fishers in Tanzania to earn more income with solar water pumps and fishing lights.
  • Lynn
    Lynn received a loan from Regina to buy flour, curry, chicken, rice, vegetable oil and gas stove for her business.
  • Dalia Margarita
    Dalia Margarita received a loan from Rebecca to buy ground beef, bread, soft drinks, water, fish, plantain chips, and other items for her business.
  • Rosemary
    Rosemary received a loan from Sabrina to purchase farming inputs such as fertilizers to boost her crop quality, earn more profit, and as a single woman, elevate her standard of living.
  • Afi
    Afi received a loan from Kath to buy one bag of corn and one bag of sugar.
  • Lucy
    Lucy received a loan from Wendy W to buy farm inputs, such as certified quality seed and fertilizer, to improve a widowed mom's crop farming business.
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  • Kajali
    Kajali received a loan from 1 team members to purchase besan, vegetables, etc., in order to expand her food business.
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  • Luis Miguel
    El Salvador
    Luis Miguel received a loan from Henry to buy firewood, corn, and propane for his tortilla-sales business.
  • Umoja Wetu Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Umoja Wetu Group received a loan from Henry to buy general and specialist medicines in bulk which will strengthen her starting capital.
  • Grupo R5
    Grupo R5 received a loan from Henry venezuelan refugees in Colombia finance motorbikes so they can work.
  • Hanan
    Hanan received a loan from 1 team members to buy more livestock and fodder for her work.
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