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

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34,703 lending teams in all categories
  • women empowering women

    women empowering women

    4,437 members have lent $1,800,725 in 60,898 loans
    global Category: Common Interest Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: empower a woman, change the world.
  • Finland


    1,957 members have lent $1,619,475 in 61,348 loans
    Finland Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
  • Dermalogica


    1,116 members have lent $1,519,450 in 56,188 loans
    Worldwide Category: Businesses Team since: Jul, 2010
    We loan because: FITE believes that women and girls have the power to yield significant returns for themselves, their families and their communities. All they need is the opportunity to succeed. Direct a loan to a woman entrepreneur of…
  • Nobelity Project

    Nobelity Project

    87 members have lent $1,477,725 in 2,081 loans
    Austin, TX Category: Common Interest Team since: Nov, 2009
    We loan because: We believe there is a better way. Because these loans change OUR lives. Because when we are not moving forward, we risk falling backwards. Because poor people are the world's safest investment. Because.
  • Swiss Kiva

    Swiss Kiva

    735 members have lent $1,433,025 in 51,919 loans
    Switzerland Category: Local Area Team since: Sep, 2008
  • Friends of Mission Belt Co

    Friends of Mission Belt Co

    126 members have lent $1,423,550 in 56,910 loans
    Newport Beach, California Category: Businesses Team since: Apr, 2013
    We loan because: We want to give people a hand up, not a hand out, so that they can become self-sufficient and break the poverty cycle. That's the mission behind
  • University of Iowa

    University of Iowa

    121 members have lent $1,371,300 in 11,166 loans
    Iowa City, IA Category: Alumni Groups Team since: Jan, 2009
    We loan because: We are Hawkeyes, and we care!
  • Kiva Kiwis

    Kiva Kiwis

    879 members have lent $1,356,550 in 36,402 loans
    New Zealand Category: Local Area Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: Because Kiwis know what it is to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.
  • Pearson


    13,783 members have lent $1,344,550 in 31,372 loans
    Category: Businesses - Internal Groups Team since: Sep, 2010
    We loan because: Pearson’s purpose is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. Social impact lies at the heart of who we are as a business. That is why we have teamed up with Kiva to give all of our 35,000 employees…