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1,758 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Chicago

    University of Chicago

    151 members have lent $70,450 in 2,262 loans
    Hyde Park, Chicago, IL, USA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    223 members have lent $62,800 in 2,093 loans
    Seattle, Washington Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: This is a great way for a small individual effort have a huge impact for positive change and growth. Through microfinance and small-credit loans, we give others around the world the chance to realize their potential…
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)

    Simon Fraser University (SFU)

    105 members have lent $62,250 in 2,372 loans
    Burnaby, BC, Canada Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: We would like to leverage the principles of micro financing offered by Kiva and through the collective efforts of individual loans help support our neighbors around the world.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    125 members have lent $61,100 in 1,800 loans
    Boulder, Colorado Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Each man's death diminishes me,
    For I am involved in mankind.
    Therefore, send not to know
    For whom the bell tolls,
    It tolls for thee.
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    143 members have lent $59,150 in 1,938 loans
    Urbana - Champaign, IL Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're better than other schools.
  • Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

    79 members have lent $58,675 in 2,197 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • Xavier University

    Xavier University

    22 members have lent $57,625 in 2,292 loans
    The Xavier Nation is Global Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: we are living out the Jesuit tradition of being men and women for others.
  • University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pennsylvania

    125 members have lent $57,200 in 2,091 loans
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: we are Quakers!
  • Tuck School of Business

    Tuck School of Business

    25 members have lent $56,550 in 989 loans
    Hanover, NH and all over the world Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008