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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

  • Mavzuna
    Tajikistan
    Mavzuna received a loan from Houman to purchase threads and material for producing more products and expanding her business.
    Houman
  • Samrong
    Thailand
    Samrong received a loan from Houman to buy silk thread, dyes, and materials for weaving silk cloth.
    Houman
  • Abeer
    Jordan
    Abeer received a loan from Houman to buy cooking tools and oven for her home based food production business.
    Houman
  • Nancy Del Carmen
    Colombia
    Nancy Del Carmen received a loan from Houman to invest in a purchase of flour, sweeteners, sugar, and decorations.
    Houman
  • Maata
    Samoa
    Maata received a loan from Houman to buy material, fabric paint, stencils, brushes, rollers, wooden carved designs and a new cutter.
    Houman
  • Sheriann
    Philippines
    Sheriann received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy additional materials needed in her business.
    Dave & Anne
  • Ahmed
    Jordan
    Ahmed received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy a cutting tool that uses laser technology to equip his blacksmith shop to do jobs more efficiently to make a future for himself.
    Dave & Anne
  • Hyppolite
    Haiti
    Hyppolite received a loan from Anne V to increase his stock of paste and palm.
    Anne V
  • Wael
    Palestine
    Wael received a loan from Chistopher to buy machines and tools needed for his work.
    Chistopher
  • Cecile
    Cameroon
    Cecile received a loan from Zanne to buy merchandise.
    Zanne

Impact   Updated Hourly

59
Team Members
$98,925
Amount Funded
1,850
Loans
31.4
Loans per member