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Kiva Microlending Team


Kiva Microlending Team

GovLoopers Microlending Together

Location: Worldwide
Members: 90
Latest Activity: Jun 21

Totals as of Feb 12, 2013

37 team members on Kiva (remember, you have to register over there, too)
632 loans
$39,925 lent

Discussion Forum

Suggest entrepreneurs to lend to

Started by Jeffrey Levy. Last reply by Penny Cooper Dec 18, 2009. 11 Replies

Looking for a GovLoop Kiva Volunteer

Started by GovLoop. Last reply by Penny Cooper Dec 18, 2009. 3 Replies

What's this all about?

Started by Jeffrey Levy. Last reply by Richard Fong Nov 12, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by GovLoop on June 21, 2014 at 2:42pm

New loan - I just got repaid on a Kiva loan so put the money back to work.

Here's the one I did -

A loan of $1,550 helps Mahsuda to buy flour to increase her working capital in baking and selling flatbread.

Comment by GovLoop on September 2, 2013 at 9:05pm

I just got a loan repaid so decided to do another.

Join in - $300 raised, $975 more to go

Marcy is running a provision shop in the area of New Kru town where she lives. It is one of the early communities in Liberia that is well-known. she has been running this business for the past year and making lots of profit, since she sells quality drinks in her community.

Her profits are used for feeding, paying school fees, and improving her saving account. A problem she faces is the slow buying during the rainy season. She started this business by selling for her mother, who gives her little money. She sells from Monday to Saturday, spending ten hours on her business.

Comment by Jeffrey Levy on February 18, 2013 at 3:19pm

Tom: I can see that you're on the the Kiva team (you appear at ), but I can't tell whether any particular loan is applied to the team.

Log into Kiva, then go to your personal team page:

It'll show your "preferred" team - if it's GovLoop, then it should apply it to the team by default.  If not, it won't unless you manually do it each time.  I have mine set so GovLoop is the default team.

On that page, it'll also show how many loans you've applied to the team.

I can't figure out how to see whether a specific loan went to a team or not.

Comment by Tom Melancon on February 15, 2013 at 2:41pm


Thanks for revving up the group.  Can you tell me if my loans are giving credit to this GovLoop group?



Tom Melancon

Comment by Jeffrey Levy on February 12, 2013 at 11:49pm

I just realized it's been 4 years since we started this group!

I just updated the totals on the permanent post at the top of the page: we've lent almost $40,000!

Let's celebrate by lending some more.  We have 90 members here on GovLoop, but only 37 on Kiva, so either people are interested but not lending, or lending but not attributing loans to the GovLoop team.

If you're in the latter group, let me know if you need help applying loans to our team.  If you're in the first group, please lend. :)


Comment by Jeffrey Levy on February 12, 2013 at 11:27pm

Hi gang.  Not too much activity in this discussion group recently, but I just lent money to this group of women:

From the project description:
"Chaan, a widowed mother of five children and 48 years old, is a local farmer originally from Moung Russey district of Cambodia. She has two and a half hectares for growing paddy rice and one and a half hectares of farmland for growing sesame.

Now, she has joined a group consisting of three female members. As the leader, she will spend her portion to pay harvesting fees and to buy fertilizer plus seeds for her farmland."

Comment by GovLoop on October 10, 2012 at 4:15pm

Hey GL Kiva folks-

Time again for a new loan...

I got a couple loans repaid recently so I went shopping for a new person to lend to.

I just helped out Clorinda - A loan of $1,175 helps Clorinda to buy bags of pea seeds, a bag of lima bean seeds and sacks of organic manure.

She only needs $500 to meet her goal

Check it out -

Comment by Jeffrey Levy on February 22, 2012 at 10:16pm

Tom: great! :)

Comment by Tom Melancon on February 22, 2012 at 12:43pm

Thanks I joined the team, sorry I didn't check this sooner, but now all my loans can be added to the team's totals. 

Comment by Jeffrey Levy on February 21, 2012 at 11:04pm

Tom: you have to join the team on Kiva:

Then when you lend, on the final screen, you'll be given a dropdown box where you can choose to associate it with the team.



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