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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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  • Accents And Art
    Accents And Art received a loan from 5 team members provide employment and training to 100 additional low skilled artisans.
    John Lynn Tony Tom David
  • Dina
    Dina received a loan from jean anne & klaus to buy a newly released tailoring machine to facilitate her work and to enhance her productivity and be able to increase the income of her family.
    jean anne & klaus
  • Jonalyn
    Jonalyn received a loan from 1 team members to buy more clothes to sell.
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  • Muong Phang 74 Group
    Muong Phang 74 Group received a loan from 4 team members to buy baby fish for raising, breeding and selling.
    Tom David Tony Joan
  • Liem's Group
    Liem's Group received a loan from ross to buy breeding chickens to raise.
  • Volonté Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Volonté Group received a loan from 4 team members buy 15 bundles of used clothes.
    Tony Lynn Tom David
  • Maria Hilda
    Maria Hilda received a loan from David maria Hilda purchase chickens, potatoes, cooking oil, and other inputs for her business.
  • Nenita
    Nenita received a loan from Louise to buy additional stock of groceries to sell.
  • Huguka Ukore Group
    Huguka Ukore Group received a loan from 4 team members to buy more inventory such as bananas, oranges, and passion fruit to sell to her community.
    Tony Joan Tom David

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