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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.

Location: Everywhere      

 

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Team Activity

  • Ali
    Yemen
    Ali received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase iron equipment and materials for his iron workshop.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Marissa
    Philippines
    Marissa received a loan from Houman to purchase raw ingredients for her spring roll business.
    Houman
    $275 to go
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  • Enma Karely
    Nicaragua
    Enma Karely received a loan from Houman to buy groceries for her food sales.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Teresa De Jesus
    El Salvador
    Teresa De Jesus received a loan from Houman to buy corn in bulk and lime powder for making tortillas.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Miguel Ángel
    El Salvador
    Miguel Ángel received a loan from Ellen to buy work tools for his metal structures and automotive mechanics workshop.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Zeka
    Azerbaijan
    Zeka received a loan from Ellen to buy raw materials to do metalwork.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Farilia
    Haiti
    Farilia received a loan from Ellen to buy articles and to produce more Christmas cards this year.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Angel
    Mexico
    Angel received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, including clay, and gas for the ovens.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Juan Luis
    Peru
    Juan Luis received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of sterling silver and gemstones.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Fernando
    Peru
    Fernando received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of alpaca and sheep's wool for production.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Shahida
    Pakistan
    Shahida received a loan from Houman to buy good quality wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene fibers, etc.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Emma
    Bolivia
    Emma received a loan from Dianne to replace the pipes in her house.
    Dianne
    7% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

34
Team Members
$6,075
Amount Loaned
220
Loans
6.5
Loans per member