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2,233 lending teams in the "Schools" category
  • One Million Dollar Team

    One Million Dollar Team

    154 members have funded $675,325 in loans
    Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: Live simply that others may simply live. -Gandhi.
    Here is a video of why we loan:
    vimeo.com/80958904


    We must be the change we wish to see in…
  • Aunt Kim's Birthday Gift by Vietnam Initiative Project of Harvard-Westlake School

    Aunt Kim's Birthday Gift by Vietnam Initiative…

    1,140 members have funded $506,875 in loans
    Harvard-Westlake School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave Studio City, CA 91604 Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2013
    We loan because: we want to help those in need. This project is in honor of our Aunt Kim who is battling breast cancer. She is a giving and selfless person, and we are making loans to budding entrepreneurs in extension of that spirit of…
  • The Meadows School MicroBank

    The Meadows School MicroBank

    200 members have funded $459,950 in loans
    Las Vegas, NV Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: As Margaret Mead said, we "never doubt that a small group of committed and dedicated people can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has."
  • John Burroughs Team

    John Burroughs Team

    103 members have funded $351,725 in loans
    St. Louis Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: John Burroughs School emphasizes the importance of giving back to others. Loaning to independent businesses in other less affluent countries is our way of helping not only the community but also the rest of the world.
  • Scona Loaners

    Scona Loaners

    197 members have funded $280,900 in loans
    Strathcona High School Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2011
    We loan because: We want to help others write a better story for their lives. We want to leave a powerful legacy that will make a difference in the world.
  • Ransom Everglades

    Ransom Everglades

    2 members have funded $212,575 in loans
    Miami FL Category: Schools Team since: Nov, 2011
    We loan because: As students who live in an international city, we consider it our mission to foster innovation and strengthen bonds with entrepreneurs around the world.
  • Punahou School

    Punahou School

    94 members have funded $203,175 in loans
    Honolulu Category: Schools Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Microloans are part of lesson of the Senior CapSEEDS course which stands for Social entrepreneurship, Economics, Environment, Deeds of service, and Sustainable solutions. Microloans are encompassed in attributes of the…
  • Los Gatos High School

    Los Gatos High School

    71 members have funded $175,825 in loans
    Los Gatos High School Category: Schools Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We want to help people throughout the world have a better life.
  • North Yarmouth Academy

    North Yarmouth Academy

    45 members have funded $170,625 in loans
    Yarmouth, ME Category: Schools Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: our school has a long tradition of taking interest in the world and taking action to improve it.