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API Spotlight

lenders/<id>/teams

Returns teams that a particular lender is a member of.

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teams/<ids>

Get detailed information about a lending team or a list of teams.

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loans/newest

This method returns all of the loans raising funds right now at Kiva, newest first.

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Build b74d11e81c1856c588ccc99288beb30c0a44be4c was released 2 days, 11 hours ago.

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