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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 Kiva borrowers rely on their retail business to earn a living. They are essentially middleman/woman and in a way only helping themselves and their immediate family. In contrast, producers, makers and artisans create jobs, skilled workers and apprenticeship programs, to name a few. In addition, they spread entrepreneurial spirit, economic prosperity and sustainability for their entire community.
All communities have something to offer. Whether making goods for basic necessities to building technology or creating arts and crafts, 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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  • Latika
    Latika received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase wood, tools, adhesives, etc., in order to expand her furniture business.
    Dave & Anne
  • Ahliddin
    Ahliddin received a loan from Anne V to purchase raw ingredients for extracting seed oil to develop his business.
    Anne V
  • Joycelyn
    Solomon Islands
    Joycelyn received a loan from Jackie to buy drums of petrol and diesel for her fuel sales business.
  • Hassan
    Hassan received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy machines and tools needed for his work.
    Dave & Anne
  • Roland
    Roland received a loan from Tim to repair the machine which helps him to cut stones and marble in order to restart his marble processing activity.
  • Marcelina
    Marcelina received a loan from Tim to buy body lotion for her business.
  • Danilo
    United States
    Danilo received a loan from Debi which helps to grow to the next stage on our process of building bridges in between the coffee industry from Guatemala to Portland!.
  • Martha Beatriz
    Martha Beatriz received a loan from Anne V to purchase soil, sawdust, and to pay laborers to make roof tiles.
    Anne V
  • Mahkamoi
    Mahkamoi received a loan from Houman to purchase more fabric, colored threads and a new sewing machine to develop her business & increase her income.
  • Zulfiya
    Zulfiya received a loan from Houman to purchase fabrics and necessary sewing accessories.
  • Los Emprendedores Group
    Los Emprendedores Group received a loan from Steve to perform weeding, pruning, and fertilizing of her cacao crop and to improve her services.

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