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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

  • Luis
    Peru
    Luis received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of silver for his designs.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Julio
    Peru
    Julio received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of wood for his designs.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Alejandro
    Mexico
    Alejandro received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of sheet metal for his designs.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Yuni
    Indonesia
    Yuni received a loan from Ellen to invest in the purchase of tools and raw materials, including raw silk fabric and batik colors.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Clara Luz
    El Salvador
    Clara Luz received a loan from Houman to buy supplies.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Susitina
    Samoa
    Susitina received a loan from Houman to buy bags of flour, a boiler, sugar, a barrel of cooking oil, large pots, chairs, tables and a large chest freezer.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Mbeyu
    Kenya
    Mbeyu received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase clothing materials and sewing thread for her business.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Prescilla
    Philippines
    Prescilla received a loan from Matt to buy rattan, plastics and tiger grass.
    Matt
    0% repaid
  • Manzura
    Tajikistan
    Manzura received a loan from Houman to purchase oilcloth for sewing packages of oilcloth.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Rosa Candida
    El Salvador
    Rosa Candida received a loan from Dianne to purchase nylon thread, silk thread, and hemp, to make handicrafts to sell.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Abdul
    Ghana
    Abdul received a loan from Ellen to invest in a purchase of raw materials, including wood, beads, paint and sand paper, and to hire additional carvers for his workshop.
    Ellen
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

35
Team Members
$6,475
Amount Loaned
235
Loans
6.7
Loans per member