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14 open lending teams in all categories
  • Expired Loans

    Expired Loans

    661 members have lent $3,852,550 in 46,010 loans
    Category: Common Interest Team since: Feb, 2012
    We loan because: Kiva's Open Market policy has distorted the balance between the loan supply and demand. This is bad for the field partners, borrowers and lenders, and especially bad for Kiva itself. 41,555 expired loans.
  • Armenia

    Armenia

    272 members have lent $267,125 in 8,798 loans
    World-wide Category: Field Partner Fans Team since: Jul, 2009
    We loan because: we want to be part of a global community that aims to sustainably alleviate poverty
  • Crazy Country Collectors

    Crazy Country Collectors

    254 members have lent $118,200 in 4,692 loans
    Category: Common Interest Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: We are crazy about lending to as many different countries as we possibly can. Some collect stamps or coins, but we collect countries!
  • Slow and Steady Lenders

    Slow and Steady Lenders

    110 members have lent $18,800 in 556 loans
    Worldwide Category: Common Interest Team since: Sep, 2013
    We loan because: We want to help established and trusted Field Partners, based primarily in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, fund loans to borrowers, with a view to helping larger than average and longer term loans.

  • 30% Max

    30% Max

    25 members have lent $17,200 in 648 loans
    New York, NY Category: Common Interest Team since: Oct, 2011
    We loan because: We want to change the World without predatory practices. We believe microloan interests should be as low as possible: 30% (PY/APR) Maximum. We are the only team we are aware that has this cap.
  • World Vision

    World Vision

    27 members have lent $11,700 in 438 loans
    Around the globe Category: Common Interest Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: World Vision brings meaningful development to struggling communities through child sponsorship - builds medical clinics, schools, digs wells, assists with farming practices...then moves on.
  • Armenian

    Armenian

    10 members have lent $1,700 in 45 loans
    Worldwide Category: Common Interest Team since: Jul, 2012
    We loan because: We want to support the people of Armenia.
  • Linkgard Armenia

    Linkgard Armenia

    6 members have lent $1,500 in 43 loans
    Yerevan, Armenia Category: Businesses Team since: Dec, 2012
    We loan because: We care about Armenia's development and want to foster it in any way we can.
  • Strengthen Armenia's Borders

    Strengthen Armenia's Borders

    10 members have lent $1,175 in 27 loans
    Armenia Category: Common Interest Team since: Dec, 2015
    We loan because: We would like to do anything and everything possible to keep Armenia's border regions strong. The population in this area is constantly under threat from nearby fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia and it is not…
  • Asia

    Asia

    26 members have lent $1,125 in 41 loans
    Asia, Earth Category: Local Area Team since: Nov, 2010
    We loan because: We want to help others.