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651 lending teams in the "Events" category
  • Eric and Penny's wedding

    Eric and Penny's wedding

    9 members have lent $17,200 in 674 loans
    Lafayette, Colorado Category: Events Team since: Apr, 2009
    We loan because: It's a great opportunity to make a difference in the world.
  • Ernest and Corinna Fund

    Ernest and Corinna Fund

    13 members have lent $16,250 in 243 loans
    Charlotte, NC Category: Events Team since: Aug, 2012
    We loan because: We're celebrating Ernest and Corinna's journey together
  • Solfrid&Jan Helge 2x50 years

    Solfrid&Jan Helge 2x50 years

    4 members have lent $15,825 in 325 loans
    Kristiansand, Norway Category: Events Team since: Jun, 2012
    We loan because: Our generous friends voted for lending to Kiva.
  • Julia & Russell's Wedding

    Julia & Russell's Wedding

    40 members have lent $15,800 in 543 loans
    Hong Kong Category: Events Team since: Jan, 2009
    We loan because: This is a wonderful charity and would love the opportunity to do our bit to help alleviate poverty.
  • WFI Summer Challenge

    WFI Summer Challenge

    25 members have lent $15,000 in 570 loans
    Ingolstadt, Germany Category: Events Team since: Jan, 2009
    We loan because: We believe in entrepreneurship and strong people who take their lives into their own hands - If seed capital is the only missing piece to help somebody get started, we're more than happy to provide it!
  • Ben and Claire's Wedding Loans

    Ben and Claire's Wedding Loans

    2 members have lent $14,800 in 573 loans
    London Category: Events Team since: Oct, 2009
    We loan because: by taking on a debt a borrower develops confidence, motivation, and self respect. Outright gifts/aid fosters a dependent mindset which undermines personal development.
  • The BAF

    The BAF

    6 members have lent $13,975 in 545 loans
    The Nordic countries Category: Events Team since: Sep, 2010
    We loan because: It is a small amount for us but a big amount for the entrepreneurs (BAF = The Birthday & Anniversary Foundation)
  • Celso and Laura's Wedding

    Celso and Laura's Wedding

    18 members have lent $11,950 in 334 loans
    Orange County, California Category: Events Team since: May, 2009
    We loan because: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
  • 40YearsStartUp (Ariel Arrieta's Birthday)

    40YearsStartUp (Ariel Arrieta's Birthday)

    49 members have lent $11,575 in 446 loans
    Buenos Aires Category: Events Team since: Jan, 2013
    We loan because: 40YearsStartUp : We are celebrating the Ariel's birthday and we want to help others entrepreneurs
    We are entrepreneurs so we want to support others around the world, and give them the opportunity to…
  • Blog Action Day

    Blog Action Day

    55 members have lent $11,300 in 405 loans
    Anywhere Category: Events Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Bloggers uniting can make a huge impact!