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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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  • 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.
    0% repaid
  • Fidelina
    Fidelina received a loan from jean anne & klaus to purchase agricultural supplies in order to care for her corn and coffee crops.
    jean anne & klaus
    0% repaid
  • Sarvinoz
    Sarvinoz received a loan from David to purchase a computerized sewing machine and also necessary fabrics for sewing.
    0% repaid
  • Dien
    Dien received a loan from Brian and Louise to buy good quality coffee and soft drinks to sell.
    Brian and Louise
    17% repaid

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