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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

  • Edgardo Isail
    El Salvador
    Edgardo Isail received a loan from Jenn to buy agricultural supplies in order to plant basic grains.
  • Wid Energy
    Wid Energy received a loan from Jenn to purchase solar home systems that will be financed for rural customers in Zambia.
    $47,975 to go
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  • Ishara Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Ishara Group received a loan from Katie to stock up on 2 tonnes of flour, which will reinforce her initial capital.
  • Nucafe
    Nucafe received a loan from Katie to double incomes for smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda with advance payments during COVID-19.
  • Urwego Bank
    Urwego Bank received a loan from Katie to quickly get money into the hands of women and other financially excluded groups to re-start their businesses and begin to recover from the effects of three months of lockdown.
    $336,300 to go
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  • Mary Jane
    Mary Jane received a loan from Angela to purchase groceries, bottled beverages, and bananas to sell.
  • Visionfund Ecuador
    Visionfund Ecuador received a loan from Jenn this Field Partner support their 50,000 clients that have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Emily
    Emily received a loan from Lee to access premium seeds and high-quality fertilizer for one acre of maize, in addition to advice and insurance, optimizing productivity and profits.
  • Simon
    Simon received a loan from Jennifer to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase farm yield.
  • Bomani
    United States
    Bomani received a loan from Jennifer which helps me to raise the capital to convert my old elementary school into residential units.

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