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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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  • Luis
    United States
    Luis received a loan from Tim helps us support small sellers who live from the sale of our images.
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  • Maria Fanny
    Maria Fanny received a loan from Dianne to buy trays, pizza cutters, a small blender, and a convection oven.
  • Henry Alberto
    El Salvador
    Henry Alberto received a loan from Amy henry purchase wood for making furniture.
  • José Alexander
    El Salvador
    José Alexander received a loan from Dave & Anne to purchase powder to make rockets and fireworks to sell and to establish his own business.
    Dave & Anne
  • Santos Irineo
    El Salvador
    Santos Irineo received a loan from Anne V to buy more extension cords that he needs to work in the metal workshop.
    Anne V
  • Las Positivas Group
    Las Positivas Group received a loan from Dianne to purchase wholesale apples, papayas, mandarins, as well as other fruits.
  • Munavvara
    Munavvara received a loan from Houman to renovate her studio and increase her activity.
  • Nenita
    Nenita received a loan from Houman to buy bamboo sticks and other supplies needed in her business.
  • Mukhtaran
    Mukhtaran received a loan from Houman to buy spools of threads in different colors and packs of beads, sequins and stones for its embellishment; this will allow her to cater to more customers consistently.
  • Nasreen
    Nasreen received a loan from Houman to buy her own embroidery raw materials for knitting more embroidery dresses to sell.

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