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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

  • Digna Victoria
    Ecuador
    Digna Victoria received a loan from Ellen to buy supplies for her crafts business.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Pedro
    Guatemala
    Pedro received a loan from Ellen to invest in the purchase of raw materials, including fine silver, jade, chains, files and polishing powder.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Francisco
    Mexico
    Francisco received a loan from Ellen to buy silver in bulk.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Cerapio
    Peru
    Cerapio received a loan from Ellen to buy raw materials, including sheep's wool and natural dyes.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Renat
    Azerbaijan
    Renat received a loan from Chistopher to buy material to increase business.
    Chistopher
    0% repaid
  • Maria
    Bolivia
    Maria received a loan from Chistopher to buy wood especially pine wood.
    Chistopher
    0% repaid
  • Myrna
    Philippines
    Myrna received a loan from Houman to buy abaca fiber.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • 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
    0% repaid
  • 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

Impact   Updated Hourly

36
Team Members
$7,350
Amount Loaned
266
Loans
7.4
Loans per member