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

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3,900 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Endangered Beekeepers

    Endangered Beekeepers

    335 members have lent $125,125 in 4,705 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

    299 members have lent $123,875 in 4,530 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.
  • Bubblan


    81 members have lent $121,325 in 4,727 loans
    Sweden Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
    We loan because: we can!
  • Zen Habits

    207 members have lent $118,675 in 4,425 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: We'd like to make a difference.
  • Tareto Maa

    Tareto Maa

    179 members have lent $114,400 in 4,110 loans
    Kilgoris, Kenya Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • TaP Micro-Financing Group

    TaP Micro-Financing Group

    47 members have lent $104,900 in 4,181 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.
  • The Road

    The Road

    103 members have lent $103,500 in 3,057 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.
  • Cocochoo

    6 members have lent $101,775 in 600 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2008
  • Mauricecflynn, Friends and Family

    Mauricecflynn, Friends and Family

    30 members have lent $98,125 in 179 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…
  • The Pros from Dover

    The Pros from Dover

    22 members have lent $94,175 in 2,989 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.