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We loan because...
"Bread and Roses" was a slogan used by activists in the early 20th century who believed that workers deserved more than just a bare-bones existence. This group is a place for every kind of loan, but we focus on loans to businesses that provide people with the amenities of life - flowers, spices, perfumes, incense, houseplants, decorations, sweets, beauty treatments, jewelry, entertainment, celebrations, etc. These products and services enrich people's lives while also helping support a diverse, active local economy.

Photo Credit: "Bread and Roses" by Patrizia Ferri www.flickr.com/photos/9154668@N02/ is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

About us
We support all Kiva borrowers, with a focus on entrepreneurs who specialize in bringing extra enjoyment to their communities through creative enterprises.

Location: Worldwide      

 

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Team Activity

  • Siniva
    Samoa
    Siniva received a loan from Shannon to buy material, fabric paint, stencils, brushes, rollers, wooden carved designs and a new cutter.
    Shannon
  • Kuntar
    China
    Kuntar received a loan from Anne to train 5 students in traditional Tibetan woodworking, and invest in new hand-tools.
    Anne
  • Grace
    Zimbabwe
    Grace received a loan from Anne to construct her own large shop.
    Anne
  • Zandra
    Guatemala
    Zandra received a loan from Nanja to invest in a bulk purchase of silver and jade.
    Nanja

Impact   Updated Hourly

13
Team Members
$2,925
Amount Loaned
111
Loans
8.5
Loans per member