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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 is 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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Team Activity

  • Aseel
    Aseel received a loan from ross to buy a new stationary collection to sell at her store.
    $2,025 to go
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  • Mwika Group
    Mwika Group received a loan from 3 team members to restock her boutique with up-to-date cosmetics and female clothes to sell.
    Tom Tony David
  • Rosita
    Rosita received a loan from 4 team members to buy ingredients such as flour, sugar, and other supplies needed in her business.
    Tom Tony Lynn Joan
  • Eugenia
    Eugenia received a loan from Kate & Marcus to purchase cooking supplies and a refrigerator to sell food on the Altiplano.
    Kate & Marcus
  • Vista Alegre Group
    Vista Alegre Group received a loan from 4 team members to buy vegetables, meat, fruits, canned goods, dairy products, and other items.
    Tony Lynn David Margaret
  • Amadu
    Amadu received a loan from Manola and Michel to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase his farm yields.
    Manola and Michel
  • Sogjougua Group
    Sogjougua Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase sheep for resale.
    Tom David
  • Sreymom
    Sreymom received a loan from David to buy a solar home system in order to light her house at night.

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