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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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Team Activity

  • Natalia
    Honduras
    Natalia received a loan from Houman to buy fabric in different colors and textures, thread, needles, thimbles and a mannequin.
    Houman
  • Samah
    Palestine
    Samah received a loan from Houman to buy a new sewing machine, yarn, silk, and fabric for her work.
    Houman
  • Huong
    Vietnam
    Huong received a loan from Jackie to build a latrine.
    Jackie
  • Sergio
    Honduras
    Sergio received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy chairs, hair dryers, and scissors to help him improve his barbershop.
    Dave & Anne
  • Renacer Group
    Paraguay
    Renacer Group received a loan from Paul purchase fabric, thread, elastic, and more.
    Paul
  • Silvia Geomara
    Ecuador
    Silvia Geomara received a loan from Paul to buy microphones, a speaker and to set up her own place.
    Paul
  • Felix
    Bolivia
    Felix received a loan from Paul to buy bolts of fabric, fibre and other material for his business.
    Paul
  • Palmera Group
    Brazil
    Palmera Group received a loan from Paul to buy a new hair dryer and shampoo.
    Paul

Impact   Updated Hourly

59
Team Members
$91,375
Amount Funded
1,774
Loans
30.1
Loans per member

Rankings In Other Category

#8 for Amount Funded (This Month)