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

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3,838 lending teams in the "Friends" category
  • Team Middle East

    Team Middle East

    34 members have lent $40,450 in 981 loans
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates & world wide Category: Friends Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: We want to help all regardless of religion, color or race
  • Wee Change

    12 members have lent $39,150 in 502 loans
    Across The Globe Category: Friends Team since: Jul, 2013
  • Friends Across Oceans

    Friends Across Oceans

    60 members have lent $37,350 in 1,483 loans
    Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: We want to extend a helping hand across the miles and across oceans. By helping others build or strengthen their businesses, we believe we also help families and communities.
  • LISC Small Business

    LISC Small Business

    27 members have lent $36,925 in 32 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.
  • Arirang


    8 members have lent $36,500 in 1,459 loans
    Korea Category: Friends Team since: Mar, 2013
    We loan because: The Korean saga that is often referred to as the "Miracle on the Han River" was possible on the basis of the help from other countries. Now it is time to repay for it. As a Korean, we would like to share more…
  • Nanofinance Alliance

    Nanofinance Alliance

    17 members have lent $34,975 in 351 loans
    Worldwide Category: Friends Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: Every single one of us realizes we had to depend on someone to give us a start, a hope, or a chance. Whether that help from our parents, family, neighbors, or friends we realized it is our turn to pass on the blessings…
  • Emphasizing The Positive

    Emphasizing The Positive

    11 members have lent $34,625 in 1,325 loans
    Snohomish and many more pockets of good Category: Friends Team since: Nov, 2008
    We loan because: We want to encourage more ripple effects of goodness to reach far and wide.