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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

  • Florence's Group
    Kenya
    Florence's Group received a loan from Dianne to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    Dianne
  • Samina
    Pakistan
    Samina received a loan from Houman to buy embroidery raw material like stones, gum, clothes, thread, etc. for her embroidery business.
    Houman
  • Rohat
    Tajikistan
    Rohat received a loan from Houman to buy good quality fabric and repair the roof.
    Houman
  • Aleyda Patricia
    El Salvador
    Aleyda Patricia received a loan from Houman to buy metal sheets and wood to build a stand for her pupusa sales, as well as tables and chairs.
    Houman
  • Iqbal
    Pakistan
    Iqbal received a loan from Houman to buy a new sewing machine, yarn and fabric for her son's tailor shop business.
    Houman
  • Wayan
    Indonesia
    Wayan received a loan from 2 team members to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and gemstones.
    Ellen Paul
  • Gayane
    Armenia
    Gayane received a loan from 2 team members to pay for designing materials and a computer to use designing software.
    Dave & Anne Paul
  • Iman
    Israel
    Iman received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy equipment and supplies.
    Dave & Anne
  • Isokjon
    Tajikistan
    Isokjon received a loan from Anne V to manufacture cradles and to buy iron and wood.
    Anne V
  • Faizidin
    Tajikistan
    Faizidin received a loan from Anne V to buy welding equipment for blacksmithing.
    Anne V
  • Alberto
    Mexico
    Alberto received a loan from 2 team members to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and bring on additional weavers at his workshop.
    Ellen Chistopher

Impact   Updated Hourly

49
Team Members
$40,400
Amount Loaned
732
Loans
14.9
Loans per member

Rankings In Other Category

#5 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)