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1,774 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • Calvin Kiva

    Calvin Kiva

    154 members have lent $77,000 in 2,695 loans
    Grand Rapids, MI Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: we are called to be agents of renewal in academy, church and society.
  • Luther College

    Luther College

    80 members have lent $74,975 in 2,764 loans
    Decorah, Iowa Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We believe in serving each other as part of our daily lives. We believe in peace without borders.
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)

    Simon Fraser University (SFU)

    106 members have lent $70,075 in 2,674 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 Washington

    University of Washington

    224 members have lent $68,925 in 2,280 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…
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    126 members have lent $64,250 in 1,868 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 Pennsylvania

    University of Pennsylvania

    131 members have lent $63,625 in 2,324 loans
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: we are Quakers!
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    150 members have lent $63,075 in 2,039 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

    80 members have lent $62,100 in 2,329 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care