A+ Atheist Team is World’s #1 Lending Team on Kiva… Tops $20 Million Loaned to Working Poor

8 April 2015


Contact: Nancy Somers


People with no religious beliefs are working together to create real, positive change in the lives of impoverished and struggling small business owners, around the world. “It does not take a belief in God or religion to be a good and helpful person,” says Chris Allen, co-captain of the A+ team on Kiva. “We understand that it takes people to help people.”

A+ Team members have made over $20,000,000 in micro-loans to the working poor. The team is composed of almost 32,000 Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and  Non-Religious people. Want to help a Bolivian woman boost her embroidery work?  Assist a Mongolian cobbler? Help a Kenyan villager get solar lighting? A+ team members have come to the aid of entrepreneurs like these over 687,000 times. Kiva and the A+ Team are offering $25 FREE trial loans – while they last – to new lenders. Join the team and make a loan at http://www.kiva.org/aplus. “It’s a great feeling knowing that you are helping someone who wants to help themselves. These entrepreneurs pay you back and you have the option to re-lend your money to another person,” says Thomas Hahn, with the A+ Team.


ABOUT KIVA: Kiva is a non-profit company that empowers people to help others through lending. Its website (Kiva.org) is where anyone, from anywhere in the world, can make a $25 loan to a hardworking person or group in one of 85 countries – and get repaid, sometimes in just a few months.

ABOUT A+ TEAM: The A+ Team on Kiva is composed of almost 32,000 lenders from around the world who seek to help the working poor. Members self-identify as Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists, and the Non-Religious.