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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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Team Activity

  • Janepher's Group
    Janepher's Group received a loan from jean anne & klaus to buy a solar light and gain access to cost-efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    jean anne & klaus
    0% repaid
  • El Plan Group
    El Plan Group received a loan from David to buy flour at wholesale to take advantage of the end of years sales without worrying about not having ingredients for her work.
    0% repaid
  • Avatar Group
    Avatar Group received a loan from David to stock the general store of one of its members.
    0% repaid
  • Ricky Eddy
    Ricky Eddy received a loan from 4 team members to purchase sand, cement, iron and zinc.
    Tony Joan Tom ross
    0% repaid
  • Chuc
    Chuc received a loan from Brian and Louise to buy a greater quantity of new food and beverage products to sell from her store.
    Brian and Louise
    7% repaid
  • Fatoumata's Group
    Fatoumata's Group received a loan from Brian and Louise buy two bags of millet, half a bag of sugar, 10 half-kilo pouches of powdered milk and other ingredients.
    Brian and Louise
    0% repaid
  • Fatou's Group
    Fatou's Group received a loan from 4 team members to purchase a bag of sugar at 22,000 francs CFA, 2 bags of onions at 8,500 francs, a basket of smoked fish at 9,000 francs, some green tea, and various bouillon cubes at 10,000 francs.
    Tony Lynn Tom David
    0% repaid
  • Siphathisiwe
    Siphathisiwe received a loan from David to pay for engine oils, filters, tires and general foodstuffs.
    0% repaid
  • Sahiba
    Sahiba received a loan from ross to buy dairy cows.
    5% repaid

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