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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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  • Loving Group
    Sierra Leone
    Loving Group received a loan from David to pay for additional gallons of palm oil to sell.
  • Sala
    Sala received a loan from Tom to buy barbed wire, timber, nails, iron poles, cow food and a new wooden tub for water.
  • Olga
    Olga received a loan from 2 team members to buy vegetables, rice, etc.
    Tony Lynn
  • Nida
    Nida received a loan from 1 team members to buy additional items to sell in her general store.
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  • Wendpouire Group
    Burkina Faso
    Wendpouire Group received a loan from 3 team members to pay for 3 cases of beverages, 2 boxes of fish, and a jar of Nescafé for her kiosk.
    Tony Tom Lynn
  • 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).

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