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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.

Location: Hawaii       Team website


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  • Mirgul
    Mirgul received a loan from Jennifer to buy some goats in order to increase her livestock headcount.
  • Ainura
    Ainura received a loan from Jennifer to purchase bull calves for fattening and reselling.
  • Jenipher's Group
    Jenipher's Group received a loan from Kris to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for theĀ cultivationĀ of maize.
  • Sitha
    Sitha received a loan from Pia to purchase the land farm.
  • Sinuu
    Sinuu received a loan from Pia to buy vegetable seeds (cabbage, cucumber, and eggplant), a wheelbarrow, a rake, a shovel, chemicals, fertilizer, and a blower.
  • Mitzi
    United States
    Mitzi received a loan from 2 team members which helps our launch on QVC Network by paying for our live TV training trip to PA, set-up packaging, EDI & test run costs. A school teacher turned cookie-prenuer, started as a fundraiser, chasing the American Dream as the 1st company from Maui selling on QVC.
    Mary Eric
  • Safarmoh
    Safarmoh received a loan from Brent to buy seeds and mineral fertilizer for planting, so she will have a more successful harvest.
  • Johannes
    United States
    Johannes received a loan from 6 team members which helps my business, CarbonBuddy, to rent office space, purchase needed equipment and set up the initial #HawaiiClimateTalks event.
    Nikos Liam Eric Michael Mary Slow Money Hawaii
  • Kaikili
    United States
    Kaikili received a loan from 5 team members which helps purchase inventory and hire an employee for an experienced Sushi chef to open a restaurant in an economically disadvantaged community recovering from a volcanic eruption on the island of Hawaii.
    Megan Brent Eric Mary Slow Money Hawaii
  • Simusolar
    Simusolar received a loan from Mary farmers and fishers in Tanzania to earn more income with solar water pumps and fishing lights.
  • Jack
    United States
    Jack received a loan from 6 team members which helps develop a direct to consumer social media marketing program.
    Mary Nikos Megan Kalland Family Slow Money Hawaii Eric
  • Hiba
    Hiba received a loan from Jayson to pay her education fees to the university.

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