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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.

Location: Everywhere      

 

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Team Activity

  • Jessica Aracely
    El Salvador
    Jessica Aracely received a loan from Dianne to buy corn, cheese, pork rinds, loroco (an edible flower), beans, and oil in order to make and sell tortillas and pupusas.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Guillermo
    Peru
    Guillermo received a loan from 4 team members to purchase new production equipment that will provide 8,500 jobs for recyclers, 1,000 jobs for installers, and impact 950 low-income rural andean homes.
    Jassinboots Chistopher Houman joy
    $21,225 to go
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  • Adnan
    Pakistan
    Adnan received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy raw iron and raw aluminum to increase his business.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Juan Ángel
    El Salvador
    Juan Ángel received a loan from Houman to buy a motor for his welding machine and to buy tools he needs to better carry out his work in metal structures.
    Houman
    0% repaid
  • Djèkafo Group
    Mali
    Djèkafo Group received a loan from Anne V to manufacture plows and ox-carts for resale.
    Anne V
    0% repaid
  • Santos Margarito
    El Salvador
    Santos Margarito received a loan from 3 team members to buy metal and coal for blacksmithing jobs.
    Anne V Houman Matt
    0% repaid
  • Türkan
    Turkey
    Türkan received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy meerschaum, to make smoking pipes and jewelry to sell.
    Dave & Anne
    12% repaid
  • Joachim
    Cameroon
    Joachim received a loan from Dave & Anne to increase his stock of firewood.
    Dave & Anne
    0% repaid
  • Romita And Group
    India
    Romita And Group received a loan from Houman to expand her weaving business to sell mekhala, saris, towels, etc.
    Houman
    8% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

45
Team Members
$22,625
Amount Loaned
525
Loans
11.7
Loans per member

Rankings In Other Category

#10 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)