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About us
Our team is a legacy in honour of Joan Butler (nee Carberry). Joan (also affectionately known as 'Nan') came to Canada from Nottingham,England as a War Bride. She raised 8 children under trying conditions. Despite many challenges, she was always able to extend comfort to others and set an extra plate even during times when there was little to share. She is a matriarch, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, caregiver, nurturer, and friend. Our team is composed of family, friends and admirers bound by our love for her. We participate in Kiva to demonstrate our love and respect as well as to honour her "spirit of generosity" and her continuing role in our lives.

Location: Ottawa, Canada      


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  • Martin
    El Salvador
    Martin received a loan from Margaret to purchase concentrated feed to adequately feed his livestock.
    0% repaid
  • Evans
    Evans received a loan from ross to buy cereals.
    0% repaid
  • Juana Mayela
    Juana Mayela received a loan from ross to buy clothing such as pants, shorts, skirts, blouses, bed linen, underwear and dresses for her business.
    0% repaid
  • Nyoman
    Nyoman received a loan from 2 team members to purchase gemstones and sterling silver for his designs.
    Tony Tom
    0% repaid
  • Myay Ma Hla Village
    Myanmar (Burma)
    Myay Ma Hla Village received a loan from 5 team members will help 28 villagers purchase a tractor so that they do not have to lease from a nearby village.
    David Tony Lynn Tom Joan
    0% repaid
  • Edna
    Edna received a loan from 4 team members to buy fertilizers and insecticides for use in farming.
    Tony Lynn Tom Joan
    0% repaid
  • Mastiyah
    Mastiyah received a loan from David to build a bathroom, septic tank, and closet at their home.
    0% repaid
  • Marine's Group
    Marine's Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase more trees to grow.
    Tony jean anne & klaus
    9% repaid
  • Marlyn
    Marlyn received a loan from 5 team members to buy ingredients like sliced bread, pasta, meat, flour, etc. for her business.
    Tony Joan Tom David Brian and Louise
    26% repaid

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