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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 and, as a result, the soil of our precious agricultural lands and the culture of our islands. Hawaii depends upon imports for 80-90% of our food supply which, in the case of a tsunami, hurricane or earthquake that closes our ports, could easily be disrupted. Helping these businesses obtain "friendly capital" to help them start-up or grow, is key to increasing our local food production, distribution and processing infrastructure.

About us
We help our communities thrive by bringing Hawaii entrepreneurs together with other residents who can make a modest loan to improve the aina (land), the supply of wholesome locally grown food, and to preserve our rural Hawaii landscapes.

Location: Hawaii      


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  • Jenna
    United States
    Jenna received a loan from Mary which helps improve the farm and farm's vehicle. Farm improvements such as portable electric fencing replacing woven wire, new tech for the office, and transmission repairs for the F150 acquired through Kiva 2 years ago.
  • Bruno
    United States
    Bruno received a loan from Mary which helps purchase a work van that will greatly expand our compost pick-up capacity, and speed up work site visits.
  • Rebecca
    United States
    Rebecca received a loan from Mary which helps fund the purchase of tools, compost, fencing and market supplies for my new farm.
  • Aidah
    Aidah received a loan from Mary to buy mulch and manure for the banana plantation.
  • Stephen
    Stephen received a loan from Mary to pay for oil palm seedlings so that he can expand his oil palm fields.
  • Fátima Saraí
    El Salvador
    Fátima Saraí received a loan from Mary to buy a young bull for her cows to increase milk production.
  • Mary
    Mary received a loan from Mary to buy more stock of fruits and vegetables.
  • Sulaimon
    Sulaimon received a loan from Mary to buy mineral fertilizer.
  • Terri
    United States
    Terri received a loan from 3 team members which helps me to purchase supplies for my farm and build a production facility on my land.
    Mary Laura Slow Money Hawaii
  • Anthony
    United States
    Anthony received a loan from 2 team members which helps with organic certification fees, marketing, labeling, storage and packaging; materials for irrigation and gain momentum to start our Turmeric/Olena farm.
    Slow Money Hawaii Mary

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