Lending Groups maximize their impact by combining forces to do more good. Whether the members share an office, support similar causes, or simply come from the same country, they join together to make microlending miracles happen. Check them out below — and get involved!

Group Name Created About
Bridgland & Co Aug 16, 2013 We have lots of free tax and investment tips on our website. Instead of asking clients to pay for this valuable advice we ask them to give a little to Zidisha instead. In helping my clients with 1st world problems we hope to reduce 3rd world problems at the same time.
bryancain.net Jul 30, 2013 For friends and family of Bryan Cain.
Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers and th Jul 21, 2013 A group of people who care about suffering in the world and want to help relieve it without religion.
Team Denmark Jul 8, 2013 For lenders from Denmark.
Zidisha Europen Union Jul 6, 2013 For those who feel they belong
Team France Jun 3, 2013 Zidisha, Kiva, KivaZip, Microworld et autres micro prêteurs français.
Texas May 31, 2013 Hey y\'all and welcome to Texas, whether you hail from the Hill Country, The Gulf Coast, the West or even the Pan Handle, this is the lending group for you. (Fans of Texas welcome also). We are here for one purpose, to do our lending like we do everything else..bigger! Enjoy!
LGBT Lenders May 29, 2013 Community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Lenders across the globe.
Shimoda Air Force May 24, 2013 We rock. We use the rock to make loans. We are a musical project and friends that rock together and loan together.
Shawnee High School May 8, 2013 GO BLUE!!!!!!!
The Stanton Family May 4, 2013 We are a family of five -- two adults, three kids -- who live near Boston, MA.
Team Cat Apr 30, 2013 Any Catalan out there???
Growing from the Ground Up Apr 23, 2013 This group encourages lenders in supporting the small farmers and agribusinesses that strive to grow - for their families and societies, and for the world, with understanding of the unique challenges that farmers face.
ComPASSIONate Rafiki Outreach Apr 14, 2013 I have thought a lot about doing something like this but never knew organizations like zidisha.org existed until reading \"The International Bank of Bob\" by Bob Harris. I say asante sana, Bob, for guiding me to this wonderful opportunity. I have started out by making two loans that are now fully funded. Now I extend a challenge to all of my family, friends, friends of friends and strangers (who are just potential friends waiting to be discovered) to \"pay it forward\" by giving a hand, not a handout. And, if you choose return interest, making a better ROI than most banks are giving on your savings. Of course, there is always a chance that your loan may not be repaid, so please do not give money that you might need for yourself. Think of this more like buying a stock, rather than putting $ in a savings account, because, in reality that IS what you are doing, but, instead of a company, you are buying \"stock\" in helping an individual become successful - one \"share\" at a time. Of course, I would encourage you to make loans to Kenyans, since my heart belongs there, but feel free to read everyone\'s bio and choose someone that you feel deserves a chance. You can donate as little as $1US or fund a complete loan. Blessings to all of you, whether you can give or not. Hugs, Pam
Team Civil Society Apr 12, 2013 This group is a funding network of people that are not bound to a religious group, a political party or a national state. We are a group of people who believe that a strong civil society is the most effective way to make an impact for a better world.
Austrian Silver Fans Apr 10, 2013 We like silver and we like to help!
Bryan Cain on Zidisha! Apr 5, 2013 For people referred by Bryan Cain!
Africa Apr 5, 2013 Great talk on the solution for Africa: www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/andrew_mwenda_takes_a_new_look_at_africa.html We believe peer-to-peer micro lending is the single best and most sustainable way to end poverty in the world. In more precise terms, there are multiple positive impacts to having more entrepreneurs in the world: - An entrepreneur creates at least one job (for him/herself), - Instead of drawing more resources from an already burdened country, the entrepreneur is paying taxes to the country, and therefore helping improve the infrastructure of the country. This is, unfortunately, not as applicable when the government is corrupt, of course, but as the people develop more economic power (through more entrepreneurs), their government will cater more to them, rather than catering to the IMF, the World Bank, and others whose conditions to help are sometimes questionable), - An entrepreneur creates more work for others: for suppliers, and potentially other employees, - An entrepreneur can pass on his/her knowledge to others, and therefore create other entrepreneurs.About us We loan to Africa because it is the poorest continent in the world, and people there need our help the most.
Team Israel Mar 26, 2013 We believe in zidisha\'s model helping people make an honest living! Join us if you are from Israel :)
MICRO PHILANTHROPY Mar 23, 2013 Members of the Micro Philanthropy group pledge to minimize the cost of loans to Zidisha borrowers and donate part or all of their return and principal to a cause of their choice in the future. Make your pledge!