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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 is licensed under Creative Commons 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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  • Litania
    Litania received a loan from Anne to buy pandanus for her weaving and also pay for her son's tuition fees.
  • Jose Ruben
    El Salvador
    Jose Ruben received a loan from Shannon to buy silk thread and polyethylene thread among other supplies to weave hammocks.
  • Jose Romilio
    El Salvador
    Jose Romilio received a loan from Shannon to buy special thread and weights to keep making fishing nets.
  • Jumagul
    Jumagul received a loan from Shannon to purchase fabrics, fibers, and needles to develop her sewing business and increase her income.

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