Total loan: $8,000
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda / Arts
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A loan helped to purchase raw materials to fulfill a large purchase order of Nativity-themed ornaments.
Scott is the founder and CEO of Ornaments 4 Orphans, an artisan organization committed to providing critical support for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. Through ethical and sustainable practices, Ornaments 4 Orphans creates economic opportunity and independence, fights poverty, preserves families and empowers marginalized communities in Africa. Current, the organization works with more than 60 artisans, 40 of which are women. With the income that the local artisans make from designing and crafting these ornaments, they are able to buy the food, housing, clothing and medications that they need. Scott plans to use this Kiva loan on new product development, new hires, and purchase order preparation. Specifically, Scott will be using this loan to finance a larger purchase order of Nativity-themed ornaments from three artisan groups in Uganda. In addition, this loan will also allow Ornaments 4 Orphans to provide their artisan group in Uganda with new equipment, better training, and improved facilities.