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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

  • Abdullo
    Tajikistan
    Abdullo received a loan from Debi to buy a pair of young bulls in order to expand his animal husbandry business.
    Debi
  • Uinise
    Tonga
    Uinise received a loan from Houman to buy more mulberry for her business of making tapa.
    Houman
  • Andrew
    Kenya
    Andrew received a loan from Chistopher to buy a biodigester to turn his farm waste into resources to expand his corn production.
    Chistopher
  • Kennedy
    Kenya
    Kennedy received a loan from Dave & Anne to support him to buy more metals and materials for production in order to boost his business.
    Dave & Anne
  • Interactuar
    Colombia
    Interactuar received a loan from 2 team members entrepreneurs and internally displaced populations restart their businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
    Dave & Anne Dianne
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  • Jesus
    Mexico
    Jesus received a loan from Dianne to invest in a bulk purchase of sheet metal as well as a solderer.
    Dianne
  • Mercado De Mantaro Group
    Peru
    Mercado De Mantaro Group received a loan from Dianne to maintain her cacao by cutting, pruning, and fertilizing and hiring people for day work, to thus have a quality product to offer at a fair price.
    Dianne
  • Biolite Kenya
    Kenya
    Biolite Kenya received a loan from Dianne to bring a brighter future to families living in energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Dianne

Impact   Updated Hourly

59
Team Members
$97,275
Amount Funded
1,852
Loans
31.4
Loans per member