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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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  • Darcy
    Darcy received a loan from 2 team members to purchase ingredients like eggs, flour, and sugar for her business.
    Steve Houman
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  • Lorelie
    Lorelie received a loan from Houman to buy ingredients like meat, rice, fish, and vegetables for her food production business.
    0% repaid
  • Ivan Francisco
    Ivan Francisco received a loan from Ellen to buy materials for production of handcrafts.
    0% repaid
  • Teresa
    Teresa received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy a tarp and build a storehouse to make bricks.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Alba Judith
    El Salvador
    Alba Judith received a loan from Ellen to buy uncooked clay, clay soil, ‘nacazcol’ [organic black dye], and firewood and to pay to transport the materials and the pieces.
    0% repaid
  • Mahtab
    Mahtab received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase the latest embroidery machine.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Catalinas Group
    Catalinas Group received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy various threads for weaving the traditional artisan goods.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Grace
    Grace received a loan from Houman to purchase more materials that will be used in her tailoring business.
    0% repaid
  • Milly
    Milly received a loan from Houman to buy more material for making uniforms.
    18% repaid
  • Serfina
    Serfina received a loan from Houman to buy a stock of ingredients for preparing food to sell.
    0% repaid

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