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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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  • Lulea
    Lulea received a loan from Houman to provide more jobs and training to unskilled workers in Kenya.
    $11,175 to go
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  • Yuni
    Yuni received a loan from Dave & Anne to invest in a bulk purchase of silk and batik dye.
    Dave & Anne
  • Gulnaz
    Gulnaz received a loan from joy to buy embroidery raw material such as thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls of various colors in advance, to have in stock for her embroidery business.
  • Niamh
    United States
    Niamh received a loan from Tim which helps upgrade equipment, bring my handmade purses, totes, and backpacks to more craft shows, and hire a helper to keep up with a growing business.
  • Abdumanonjon
    Abdumanonjon received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy lumber in order to manufacture Tajik cradles and wooden plates.
    Dave & Anne
  • Lupakisho
    Lupakisho received a loan from 2 team members to attain a kiosk to work and to have sufficient funds to help his costumers and community send and receive money.
    Houman Chistopher
  • Maria Daysi
    El Salvador
    Maria Daysi received a loan from Houman to buy flour, yeast, sugar, butter, etc. to keep making artisan bread.
  • Kuntar
    Kuntar received a loan from 3 team members to train 5 students in traditional Tibetan woodworking, and invest in new hand-tools.
    Anne V Dave & Anne Diane (& Bill)
  • Hamida Group
    Hamida Group received a loan from Houman to start a tailoring business and buy a sewing machine.
  • Ana Maria
    Ana Maria received a loan from Houman to buy rice, sugar, beans, oil and soda.

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