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About us
Our team is a legacy in honour of Joan Butler (nee Carberry). Joan (also affectionately known as 'Nan') came to Canada from Nottingham,England as a War Bride. She raised 8 children under trying conditions. Despite many challenges, she was always able to extend comfort to others and set an extra plate even during times when there was little to share. She was a matriarch, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, caregiver, nurturer, and friend. Our team is composed of family, friends and admirers bound by our love for her. We participate in Kiva to demonstrate our love and respect as well as to honour her "spirit of generosity" and her continuing role in our lives.

Location: Ottawa, Canada      


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  • Adilio
    Adilio received a loan from David to buy a solar energy system and will improve his family's living conditions.
  • Burn Manufacturing
    Burn Manufacturing received a loan from David to supply affordable, clean cooking solutions to households in Sub-Saharan Africa during COVID-19.
    $47,050 to go
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  • Urwego Bank
    Urwego Bank received a loan from 2 team members to quickly get money into the hands of women and other financially excluded groups to re-start their businesses and begin to recover from the effects of three months of lockdown.
    Tony Margaret
  • Biolite Kenya
    Biolite Kenya received a loan from Margaret to bring a brighter future to families living in energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Friendship Bridge
    Friendship Bridge received a loan from Margaret this Field Partner use technology to reach Guatemala women to provide loans, education, and health services during the crisis.
  • Nurzat
    Nurzat received a loan from John to buy a dairy cow to increase her sales of milk to a local factory.
  • Visionfund Ecuador
    Visionfund Ecuador received a loan from Margaret this Field Partner support their 50,000 clients that have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ugafode Microfinance
    Ugafode Microfinance received a loan from 2 team members to invest in technology to serve borrowers remotely and to continue operations including paying staff salaries during the COVID-19 crisis.
    Tom Margaret
  • Mathurin
    Mathurin received a loan from David to increase his stock of sugar, oils, and beans.
  • Denis
    Denis received a loan from David to purchase the ACE 1 energy system in order to have access to solar power for lighting, charging, and cooking in a way that is safer, cleaner, and saves money.

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