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We loan because...
We want to encourage producing and making

About us
We believe, in most emerging countries, producing goods is key to economic growth and prosperity. Unfortunately many of Kiva borrowers rely on their retail business to earn a living- essentially becoming a middleman/woman and in a way only helping themselves and their family. In contrast, producers, makers and artisans create jobs, skilled workers and apprenticeship programs- to name a few- at the same time they spread entrepreneurial spirit, economic prosperity and sustainability for a large number of people.
From making goods for basic necessities to technology or creating arts and crafts, all countries have something to offer. Let’s help entrepreneurs who want to help themselves and the people around them. Please join us and let’s make the world a better place through encouraging the spirit of producing, making and artisanship.

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Team Activity

  • Analie
    Philippines
    Analie received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase more materials for her business.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Ana Gladis
    El Salvador
    Ana Gladis received a loan from Houman to purchase all the raw materials for making bread, and to improve her traditional oven.
    Houman
    $1,150 to go
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  • Yadi
    Thailand
    Yadi received a loan from Houman to jump-start her weaving operations by investing in raw materials ahead of the busy spring and summer hammock sales period.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Mohammad
    Palestine
    Mohammad received a loan from Dave & Anne to repair his house after the last violence on Gaza.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Melchie
    Philippines
    Melchie received a loan from Ellen to pay for fabrics and thread for her rag making business, and accessories and herbal oil which she sells.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Houman to buy pork cracklings, cheese, beans, corn and other ingredients.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Catalina
    El Salvador
    Catalina received a loan from Houman to purchase corn, lime powder, bags, firewood, and propane gas to make and sell tortillas.
    Houman
    $325 to go
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  • Nehad
    Palestine
    Nehad received a loan from Houman to buy textiles and yarn for her sewing workshop.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Luvuno
    Kenya
    Luvuno received a loan from Houman to purchase stock of weaving materials.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Glenda Xiomara
    Honduras
    Glenda Xiomara received a loan from Houman to purchase firewood, earth, kindling wood, dye, etc. for her business.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Leonisa
    Philippines
    Leonisa received a loan from Houman to pay for wood, varnish and other materials to make furniture for sale.
    Houman
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

36
Team Members
$7,175
Amount Loaned
259
Loans
7.2
Loans per member