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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

  • Shamim
    Pakistan
    Shamim received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy raw material for her husband's shutter work.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Wayan
    Indonesia
    Wayan received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of silver for his designs.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Henry
    Indonesia
    Henry received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and leather for his jewelry designs.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Putu
    Indonesia
    Putu received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, so that he can increase his inventory ahead of the busy holiday season.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Miguel
    Peru
    Miguel received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, including metal and solder, as well as a new grinder to be used for smoothing out the metal.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Gregorio
    Mexico
    Gregorio received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, repair the netting on his looms, and make improvements to his workshop.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Ngowa Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Ngowa Group received a loan from Ellen to buy raphia yarn.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Blanca Alicia
    El Salvador
    Blanca Alicia received a loan from Houman to buy flour, butter, tins and everything else she needs.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Leidy Johana
    Colombia
    Leidy Johana received a loan from Houman to buy an industrial sewing machine and a fabric cutter.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Beauty
    Zimbabwe
    Beauty received a loan from Houman to purchase sewing material for bedspreads, seat covers and curtains.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Ruth Noemi
    El Salvador
    Ruth Noemi received a loan from Houman to purchase raw materials for the manufacture of pupusas (a stuffed corn-tortilla dish) and to repair her roof.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Nengah
    Indonesia
    Nengah received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw wood for his carvings.
    Ellen
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

33
Team Members
$5,400
Amount Loaned
194
Loans
5.9
Loans per member