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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

  • Sokchaim
    Cambodia
    Sokchaim received a loan from Diane (& Bill) to purchase silk​​ for weaving silk skirts for selling.
    Diane (& Bill)
  • Wayan
    Indonesia
    Wayan received a loan from Tim to invest in a bulk purchase of wood.
    Tim
  • Ydania
    Bolivia
    Ydania received a loan from Houman to buy machines and equipment for sewing clothing so she can have better products and improve her family's income.
    Houman
  • Dora
    Bolivia
    Dora received a loan from Houman to become established and to have better products to sell, in order to have a better income for her family.
    Houman
  • Myriam
    Madagascar
    Myriam received a loan from Anne V to buy an industrial-strength sewing machine and some accessories for her handbag-manufacturing shop.
    Anne V
  • Erlinda
    Philippines
    Erlinda received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy materials needed for her pottery business.
    Dave & Anne
  • Eusebia
    El Salvador
    Eusebia received a loan from Houman to buy bulrushes to make the rucksacks and sell them.
    Houman
  • Cacao De Aroma
    Peru
    Cacao De Aroma received a loan from Steve to buy cacao from 800 rural farming families at higher prices and give them access to premium specialty markets.
    Steve
  • Shafqat Tahira
    Pakistan
    Shafqat Tahira received a loan from Houman to purchase colorful woolen cloths and needles for her hosiery business.
    Houman
  • Fozia Sarwar
    Pakistan
    Fozia Sarwar received a loan from Houman to buy raw materials like, threads, fabric, pattern designs and pearls.
    Houman
  • Sefa
    Turkey
    Sefa received a loan from Houman to buy the wool necessary to make her shawls.
    Houman
  • Groupe Bashana
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Groupe Bashana received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy equipment (netting and a pirogue [a type of small boat]) to rent out.
    Dave & Anne

Impact   Updated Hourly

50
Team Members
$43,725
Amount Loaned
785
Loans
15.7
Loans per member