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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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  • Roberte
    Roberte received a loan from Dianne to purchase a generator, 2 drums, 4,000 plastic bottles, an automatic cutter, and labels.
    0% repaid
  • Vahagn
    Vahagn received a loan from Dave & Anne to pay for flour and build a tandoor.
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  • Rafayel
    Rafayel received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy different iron items and also electrodes for his interesting and not easy occupation.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Khalil
    Khalil received a loan from Matt to buy a welding machine, which will increase his production.
    0% repaid
  • Juan Manuel
    Juan Manuel received a loan from Scott to buy materials to rebuild his coffee farm, coffee plants, supplies, fertilizers, and to pay the workers.
    0% repaid
  • Higinio
    Higinio received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of glass beads and wax, as well as to hire additional artisans to work at his workshop.
    0% repaid
  • Irene
    Irene received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and hire additional weavers for her workshop.
    0% repaid
  • May
    May received a loan from Houman to buy cement, screen sand and coco lumber.
    0% repaid
  • Gabriel
    Gabriel received a loan from Matt to invest in a bulk purchase of silver.
    0% repaid
  • Naomi Cesarina
    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

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