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38,882 lending teams in all categories
  • LOTUS: Lend Out To Uplift Self-sufficiency

    LOTUS: Lend Out To Uplift Self-sufficiency

    1,989 members have lent $3,125,425 in 94,618 loans
    Global Category: Common Interest Team since: Feb, 2009
    We loan because: We care about people striving to enhance their self-sufficiency and wish to support their entrepreneurial endeavors. It just takes one small step by each of us lending on Kiva. Together we can make it easier for hard…
  • Trolltech Foundation

    Trolltech Foundation

    1 members have lent $3,036,025 in 121,441 loans
    Norway Category: Other Team since: May, 2010
    We loan because: we believe that empowering people to help themselves is the path to true and lasting prosperity.
  • Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    4,565 members have lent $3,009,000 in 105,550 loans
    Earth Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: "Thou shalt share, that none may seek without funding."
  • Late Loaning Lenders

    Late Loaning Lenders

    2,024 members have lent $2,980,575 in 93,643 loans
    Anywhere Category: Common Interest Team since: Jul, 2009
    We loan because: We hate to see loans being left unfunded on
    Kiva. Although most of these loans are
    pre-funded by the Field Partners, the Field
    Partners lose out on the capital if a loan
    doesn't get…
  • Netherlands

    Netherlands

    1,368 members have lent $2,715,725 in 88,840 loans
    Netherlands Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: het mensen helpt een zelfstandig bestaan op te bouwen.
  • Carnegie Mellon University

    Carnegie Mellon University

    309 members have lent $2,704,700 in 20,864 loans
    Pittsburgh Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: we want to help people help themselves.
  • Team Obama

    Team Obama

    4,889 members have lent $2,604,750 in 92,398 loans
    Worldwide Category: Common Interest Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We understand that our combined efforts through Kiva will help make this world a much better place!
  • Catholic Kiva

    Catholic Kiva

    1,961 members have lent $2,501,000 in 86,812 loans
    Worldwide Category: Religious Congregations Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: It is the right thing to do.
  • Research Now

    Research Now

    1,499 members have lent $2,441,225 in 30,349 loans
    Category: Businesses Team since: Jun, 2012
    We loan because: We are commited to creating a better world and making a positive difference. We strive to be socially responsible and contribute to the welfare and interests of the greater society in which we operate.
  • India

    India

    2,484 members have lent $2,430,075 in 72,047 loans
    Indians and India Lovers Worldwide Category: Common Interest Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: "What we should aim at is the creation of people power, which is opposed to the power of violence and is different from the coercive power of state." - Vinoba Bhave