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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

  • Gabriel
    Guatemala
    Gabriel received a loan from Matt to invest in a bulk purchase of silver.
    Matt
    0% repaid
  • Naomi Cesarina
    Peru
    Naomi Cesarina received a loan from Dave & Anne to pay her expenses to study for a degree in Industrial Production Processes.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Nga
    Vietnam
    Nga received a loan from Houman to buy new dishes and better quality food such as rice and meat, to sell and satisfy her customers.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Josefina
    Philippines
    Josefina received a loan from Houman to purchase ingredients such as flour, meat, spices, bread, cooking oil, and other materials for her food vending business.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Leonita
    Philippines
    Leonita received a loan from Houman to buy raw materials needed for her pottery business.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Emily
    Kenya
    Emily received a loan from Dianne to buy poultry.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Emperatriz
    Philippines
    Emperatriz received a loan from Dianne to buy more stock of hardwood for her lumber business.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Gulam
    India
    Gulam received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of soapstone.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Raj
    India
    Raj received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of marble, as well as hire additional artisans to work at the family workshop.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Jose Antonio
    Peru
    Jose Antonio received a loan from 2 team members to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, including leather and wood.
    Matt Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Patricia
    Peru
    Patricia received a loan from Ellen to invest in the bulk purchase of raw materials such as natural gemstones and silver.
    Ellen
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

37
Team Members
$7,925
Amount Loaned
287
Loans
7.8
Loans per member