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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

  • Frideline
    Frideline received a loan from David to increase her stock of butter, milk, and sugar.
  • Labyrenth
    Labyrenth received a loan from 1 team members to purchase organic fertilizer for her banana farming.
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  • Sido Makmur 2 Group
    Sido Makmur 2 Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy high quality farm inputs for higher yield crops.
    Tony Joan
  • Oretha
    Oretha received a loan from David to buy more red oil to sell.
  • Luvale Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Luvale Group received a loan from David to purchase various goods to sell (bed sheets, clothing, and more).
  • Nora Monserrate
    Nora Monserrate received a loan from David to buy perfumes, creams, deodorants, accessories, etc.
  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann received a loan from 1 team members to buy groceries and rice grains to sell.
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  • Elvis Geovanny
    El Salvador
    Elvis Geovanny received a loan from jean anne & klaus to buy fertilisers for application on his basic grains crops, as well as to buy supplies to make hammocks and woven bags.
    jean anne & klaus
  • Beautiful Day Group
    Beautiful Day Group received a loan from max to purchase more cakes, sweets, sugar and milk to resell.
  • Helena
    Helena received a loan from David to increase working capital to buy more drinks and water to sell.

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