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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

  • Ibrahem
    Palestine
    Ibrahem received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy tools and machines needed for his work.
    Dave & Anne
  • Adimaitoga
    Fiji
    Adimaitoga received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase shells, pandanus leaves, tapa, varnish, and possibly a sewing machine for making handicrafts to sell.
    Dave & Anne
  • Checkie
    Philippines
    Checkie received a loan from Houman to buy materials upholstery fabric like leather, wool and polyester.
    Houman
  • Walaa
    Palestine
    Walaa received a loan from Houman to buy printing machine, tools, and supplies needed for her work.
    Houman
  • Cenelia
    Nicaragua
    Cenelia received a loan from Houman to buy supplies for her sewing business.
    Houman
  • Alionso Rumay
    Ecuador
    Alionso Rumay received a loan from Anne V to buy iron, welding equipment, paint, etc. for his welding shop.
    Anne V
  • Yoy
    Thailand
    Yoy received a loan from Anne V to buy silk thread, dye color, and materials for weaving silk cloth.
    Anne V
  • Alexis
    Puerto Rico
    Alexis received a loan from Debi which helps me to acquire equipment, hire an employee, and cover training costs.
    Debi
  • Chantha
    Cambodia
    Chantha received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase more equipment for repairing the excavator.
    Dave & Anne
  • Analie
    Philippines
    Analie received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy additional materials like wood, nails, plastic, varnish, and other materials, as well as to pay for her laborers' salaries.
    Dave & Anne
  • Robert
    United States
    Robert received a loan from Debi which helps a veteran-owned business get started with the necessary equipment to ensure a successful future.
    Debi
  • Ena Alba
    Nicaragua
    Ena Alba received a loan from Dianne to buy grain, cooking oil, canned foods and cleaning products.
    Dianne

Impact   Updated Hourly

57
Team Members
$98,225
Amount Funded
1,886
Loans
33.1
Loans per member