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Lending teams are self-organized groups built around common interests, school affiliation or location.

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3,864 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Endangered Beekeepers

    Endangered Beekeepers

    329 members have lent $120,000 in 4,510 loans
    All over the world Category: Friends Team since: May, 2009
    We loan because: "We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne." -Marcus Aurelius
  • Friendly Planet Travel

    Friendly Planet Travel

    297 members have lent $119,150 in 4,354 loans
    Pennsylvania, USA Category: Friends Team since: Apr, 2009
    We loan because: We would like the opportunity to give back to the different countries and locations where we send travelers.
  • Zen Habits

    209 members have lent $116,875 in 4,353 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: We'd like to make a difference.
  • Bubblan


    81 members have lent $115,525 in 4,496 loans
    Sweden Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
    We loan because: we can!
  • Tareto Maa

    Tareto Maa

    175 members have lent $107,575 in 3,851 loans
    Kilgoris, Kenya Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • The Road

    The Road

    102 members have lent $102,425 in 3,016 loans
    From all over! Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: we want to enable the individual. We encourage people's initiative and drive to help themselves.
  • TaP Micro-Financing Group

    TaP Micro-Financing Group

    47 members have lent $102,225 in 4,074 loans
    Los Angeles, CA Category: Friends Team since: Jan, 2010
    We loan because: We believe that giving people the opportunity to make income is the most sustainable way to bring the masses out of poverty.
  • Mauricecflynn, Friends and Family

    Mauricecflynn, Friends and Family

    30 members have lent $98,100 in 178 loans
    UK and beyond Category: Friends Team since: May, 2011
    We loan because: we want to help people to help themselves. I can help manage this system as I know you are all very busy people! :) I have had zero losses in several years and know wheres good to invest your funds. If you are nervous I…
  • Cocochoo

    6 members have lent $93,675 in 559 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
  • The Pros from Dover

    The Pros from Dover

    21 members have lent $87,500 in 2,789 loans
    Canada, Finland, France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
    We loan because: It's a great and sustainable way to help people who are less fortunate.