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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

  • Sevdije
    Kosovo
    Sevdije received a loan from Tim to buy some thread, fabric and some other materials so she can make embroidery.
    Tim
  • Vania
    Lebanon
    Vania received a loan from Tim to buy additional necklaces, bangles, and bracelets for her art business.
    Tim
  • Sakeena
    Pakistan
    Sakeena received a loan from joy to purchase of wood, polish and iron nails for her furniture works.
    joy
  • Adari
    India
    Adari received a loan from joy to expand her milk business by purchasing a cow to sell more milk, butter, ghee etc.
    joy
  • Gustavo
    Paraguay
    Gustavo received a loan from Dave & Anne to buy irons to use in his blacksmith.
    Dave & Anne
  • Rukhsana
    Pakistan
    Rukhsana received a loan from Anne V to purchase raw material like leather petals, wax, threads and protective gloves for football making.
    Anne V
  • Ibrahim
    Lebanon
    Ibrahim received a loan from Anne V to buy more fabrics for his business to improve it .
    Anne V
  • Lâm
    Vietnam
    Lâm received a loan from 2 team members to purchase wood to make wood furniture for sale.
    Houman joy
  • Mireille
    Haiti
    Mireille received a loan from 2 team members to purchase sequins and spangles in bulk.
    Houman Paul
  • Shanmugapriya
    India
    Shanmugapriya received a loan from joy to purchase raw materials and equipment needed to start a sari-stone making business.
    joy
  • Elsa
    Philippines
    Elsa received a loan from Jackie to buy materials to build a decent toilet.
    Jackie

Impact   Updated Hourly

52
Team Members
$57,150
Amount Loaned
1,108
Loans
21.3
Loans per member

Rankings In Other Category

#8 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)