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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

  • Nyoman
    Indonesia
    Nyoman received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of wood and bring in additional carvers at his workshop.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Zayd
    Indonesia
    Zayd received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of silver.
    Ellen
    $500 to go
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  • Juan
    Philippines
    Juan received a loan from Matt to purchase materials for conventional stove-making business.
    Matt
    0% repaid
  • Magdalena
    Peru
    Magdalena received a loan from Matt to purchase weavings, sweaters and looms.
    Matt
    0% repaid
  • Yuliana
    Colombia
    Yuliana received a loan from Jassinboots to buy an industrial filleting machine.
    Jassinboots
    0% repaid
  • Ervira
    Timor-Leste
    Ervira received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy traditional items to sell.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Salihu
    Ghana
    Salihu received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, including wood, beads, paint, and metal plates, and take on additional carvers at his workshop.
    Ellen
    0% repaid
  • Alla
    Armenia
    Alla received a loan from Dianne to buy vegetable seedlings, fertilizer for her plot of land, and also fodder for her cattle.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Maria Victoria
    El Salvador
    Maria Victoria received a loan from Dianne to buy chickens to increase her sales in her business.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Margaret
    Uganda
    Margaret received a loan from Houman buy bigger sauce pans, spoons, kettle.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Carlos Alonso
    El Salvador
    Carlos Alonso received a loan from Houman to buy leather, thread, glue, fabric, etc.
    Houman
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

41
Team Members
$9,925
Amount Loaned
341
Loans
8.3
Loans per member