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We loan because...
We want to make a difference. We believe in BEING the change we wish to see. We want to track the progress, impact, and see the butterfly effect that this magical weekend had on us!

About us
In July 2012, a small army of remarkable people converged on Portland, Oregon for a weekend of strategizing and adventure. “Living a remarkable life in a conventional world” was one theme, and the audience was packed with diversity. Chris Guillebeau & an anonymous donor made a $100 investment in each of the attendees, and left US with a simple charge: put it to good use! Start a project, surprise someone, or do something entirely different. Some team members may use their $100 this way, others may just divert their normal Kiva lending to this team. I just wanted to TAKE immediate action and DO SOMETHING within 24 hours of returning home. This is it!

Location: Worldwide      


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Team Activity

  • Ishrat
    Ishrat received a loan from Jenn to buy winter season clothing for resale, taking into account the choices and tastes of her customers.
  • Sina Group
    Sina Group received a loan from Katie to purchase more pigs to fatten and resell.
  • Vanessa
    United States
    Vanessa received a loan from Katie us obtain the legal right to operate in Haiti while also subsidizing the pro bono work we have been engaged in since the earthquake.
  • Filomena
    Filomena received a loan from Katie to buy toy cars and dolls to sell.
  • Mangariang Group
    Mangariang Group received a loan from Angela to buy ingredients such as wheat, sugar, eggs, rice, etc. to produce fried bread, donuts, fried bananas, and “nasi bungkus”.
  • Whatsapp Group
    Sierra Leone
    Whatsapp Group received a loan from Angela to pay for additional bags of pepper to sell.
  • Adriana
    Adriana received a loan from Angela to pay for her daughter's engagement expenses and to buy clothing for the little children as well.
  • Fatmata
    Sierra Leone
    Fatmata received a loan from Tom to buy assorted drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and provisions to sell to her customers.
  • Krisine
    Krisine received a loan from Angela to pay for her tuition fees to get her Bachelor's degree in Law.
  • Meri
    Meri received a loan from Angela to pay for her mother-in-law's surgery. Her mother-in-law has health problems and needs this surgery to get rid of the pain and suffering that she feels every day.

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