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We loan because...
We want to nurture small food and farm businesses on all the Hawaiian Islands, helping them to strengthen our local food systems, the soil of our precious agricultural lands and the culture of our islands. Hawaii depends upon imports from thousands of miles away for 80-90% of our food supply which could be dangerously disrupted in the case of a major tsunami, hurricane or earthquake that closes our few ports. Helping these businesses obtain "friendly capital" to start-up or grow is key to increasing local food production, distribution and processing infrastructure as well as to preserve our aina (land).

About us
We care deeply about Hawaii and helping our local communities thrive by bringing Hawaii food entrepreneurs together with members of their community who can make a modest loan. We support borrowers who aim to improve the aina (land) and contribute to the supply of wholesome locally grown food while preserving rural Hawaii landscapes with sustainable practices. Most of us are permanent residents of the islands.

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Team Activity

  • Miki
    United States
    Miki received a loan from 9 team members which helps a female-owned business pay for an electrical upgrade for new equipment.
    Polina Paige D. Hawai‘i Food Producers Fund Emily Zach Mary Kris Eric Slow Money Hawaii
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  • Maria Magdalena
    Ecuador
    Maria Magdalena received a loan from Holly to buy notebooks, pens, construction paper, craft foams, and other school supplies.
    Holly
  • Danaya Group
    Mali
    Danaya Group received a loan from Isla to buy cattle to fatten and sell and support her family.
    Isla
  • Mahbuba
    Tajikistan
    Mahbuba received a loan from Holly to buy calves to increase her herd.
    Holly
  • Nazira
    Kyrgyzstan
    Nazira received a loan from Holly to purchase dairy cows in order to increase her sales of milk to a local factory.
    Holly
  • Batmakan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Batmakan received a loan from Holly to purchase dairy cows in order to increase the volume of milk she sells.
    Holly
  • Dana
    United States
    Dana received a loan from 11 team members which helps a farmer co-op in Hawaiʻi achieve a 10x expansion of its breadfruit processing operations.
    Zach Gordon Meg Hunter Brent Zachary Johannah Janel Mary Slow Money Hawaii Hawai‘i Food Producers Fund
  • Juanita
    United States
    Juanita received a loan from Ka L. which helps our black-owned urban family farm purchase licenses, equipment, & seeds to expand.
    Ka L.
  • Hương
    Vietnam
    Hương received a loan from 1 team members to build a toilet for her family.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

116
Team Members
$88,125
Amount Funded
666
Loans
5.7
Loans per member