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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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  • Charles
    Charles received a loan from 3 team members to purchase the ACE One 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.
    Lynn Tom John
  • Niên
    Niên received a loan from Margaret to buy construction materials to repair her house.
  • Serafin
    Serafin received a loan from 2 team members to buy additional supplies of timber to sell.
    Tom Tony
  • Tinh
    Tinh received a loan from David to build a new toilet.
  • Nicolas
    Nicolas received a loan from David buy a solar kit.
  • Israel Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Israel Group received a loan from 3 team members to buy two bags of cassava flour and two bags of charcoal, which will strengthen her initial investment.
    Lynn Tom John

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