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Friday, October 12, 2012

Great Books Council of San Francisco Kiva Lending Team

Kiva has 23, 617 lending teams in all categories.  Some of those teams, like ours at GBSF, have lent thousands of dollars to people all over the world working to make life better for themselves and their families.  The Kiva Christians lending team has 10,163 members who have lent $5,294,175 in 156,237 loans.  Their page states:  We loan because: Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (Jam. 1:27)  They are a group of believers in Jesus Christ, brought together through a common purpose: to help those in need around the world.  Click here. This is a large Kiva lending team, however, they are in second place when it comes to amount loaned.

The number one team is the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious Kiva lending Team which has 22,712 members who have lent $8,636,250 in 292,950 loans.  Their page states:  We loan because: We care about the suffering of human beings. We are those who know we are one human family.  Click here.

Your GBSF Kiva Lending Team is a long way from those numbers, but they show the possibilities of organizing to lend to deserving entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world.  Join us, click here, click on the orange button to join, and make a small loan of $25.00 to someone working to make a better life for themselves and family.  You can click on the logos above to go to that team's page at Kiva.