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

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3,863 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Silvia's Book Club

    Silvia's Book Club

    1 members have lent $47,475 in 1,253 loans
    San Diego, California Category: Friends Team since: Apr, 2010
    We loan because: we read a book, Half the Sky, which inspired us to support microfinancing for women.
  • Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    Bracken Ridge Baptist Church

    4 members have lent $47,400 in 1,888 loans
    Bracken Ridge, Queensland, Australia Category: Friends Team since: Dec, 2011
    We loan because: we follow Jesus.
  • Mondololloso Games Team

    Mondololloso Games Team

    9 members have lent $45,475 in 1,815 loans
    Italia Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Perchè aiutare è bello e non costa nulla, perchè anche gli altri sono parte di noi, perchè vogliamo condividere un po' di quello che abbiamo, perchè ci piace farlo!!!
  • BLOCK13


    16 members have lent $45,250 in 1,790 loans
    Singapore Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2009
    We loan because: Make a Difference to the Underpreviledged, Marginalized and Oppressed.

    One Who Is Gracious To The Poor Lacks Nothing.
  • Random Act Of Kindness

    Random Act Of Kindness

    27 members have lent $45,125 in 1,788 loans
    London Category: Friends Team since: Feb, 2011
    We loan because: We have quite a lot - others have not so much. It would therefore appear to be the right thing to do.
  • The Million Dollar Project

    The Million Dollar Project

    136 members have lent $44,150 in 1,653 loans
    NYC Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2009
    We loan because: The Million Dollar Project: If we get 2000 members, then at $25/member over 10 years with 19 re-loans we will invest $1,000,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries. Be a part of it!
  • LISC Small Business

    LISC Small Business

    28 members have lent $43,275 in 39 loans
    United States Category: Friends Team since: Jun, 2016
    We loan because: We want to support entrepreneurs in local LISC communities across the country. Small business success means stronger local economies, better jobs, and a better standard of living.
  • Alpacas for Altruism

    Alpacas for Altruism

    13 members have lent $42,700 in 1,609 loans
    Bay Area, California, USA Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: alpacas are altruistic
  • Trangyi


    2 members have lent $42,625 in 1,683 loans
    New York, NY Category: Friends Team since: Feb, 2009
    We loan because: We believe in paying it forward.
  • Ultra Kiva

    Ultra Kiva

    27 members have lent $41,225 in 1,634 loans
    All Over Category: Friends Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We can, and we care.