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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

  • Khalel
    Palestine
    Khalel received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy new equipment, such as an iron and an iron plate.
    Dave & Anne
  • Alfredo
    Mexico
    Alfredo received a loan from Ellen to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and natural dyes.
    Ellen
  • Nestor
    Peru
    Nestor received a loan from Ellen to invest in new sewing machines for his alpaca textiles workshop.
    Ellen
  • Alejandro
    Mexico
    Alejandro received a loan from Tim to invest in a bulk purchase of sheet metal.
    Tim
  • Ana Cecilia
    El Salvador
    Ana Cecilia received a loan from Steve to buy more milk than she normally acquires, which will allow her to improve her cheese production in order to serve new customers.
    Steve
  • Dilafruz
    Tajikistan
    Dilafruz received a loan from Dianne to buy an electronic sewing machine.
    Dianne
  • Fides
    Tanzania
    Fides received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase out-of-stock ingredients such as lye, scents, colors, water and perfumed oil for soap making.
    Dave & Anne
  • Yorman Del Cristo
    Colombia
    Yorman Del Cristo received a loan from Emma to buy hats made of caña flecha to sell in his town.
    Emma
  • Malaeola
    Samoa
    Malaeola received a loan from Emma buy sandpaper, scissors, tin spins, etc.
    Emma

Impact   Updated Hourly

47
Team Members
$23,375
Amount Loaned
552
Loans
11.7
Loans per member