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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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Team Activity

  • Shanika
    United States
    Shanika received a loan from Jennifer which helps me to purchase the supplies to give children their dream event.
    Jennifer
  • Dan
    United States
    Dan received a loan from Jennifer which helps get us out of the house and into our own dedicated kitchen to bake our delicious breads.
    Jennifer
  • Ahmed
    United States
    Ahmed received a loan from Ka L. which helps a thriving immigrant-owned business overcome the challenges of COVID.
    Ka L.
  • Alexandru
    United States
    Alexandru received a loan from Ka L. which helps a women-owned business and her husband,to help families to spend more time with each other outdoors.
    Ka L.
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  • Nick
    United States
    Nick received a loan from Ka L. which helps an aspiring entrepreneur grow his small car rental business.
    Ka L.
  • Jonathan
    United States
    Jonathan received a loan from Ka L. which helps a small business grow it's car-sharing fleet on Turo.
    Ka L.
  • Maggie
    United States
    Maggie received a loan from Ka L. which helps us upgrade our delivery truck and grow our small business.
    Ka L.
  • Sueann
    United States
    Sueann received a loan from Ka L. which helps me to scale up my products and grow my small business.
    Ka L.
  • Mujeres Unidas Group
    Paraguay
    Mujeres Unidas Group received a loan from Holly to buy jeans, shirts, pants, blouses, t-shirts, and other garments.
    Holly
  • Samantha
    United States
    Samantha received a loan from 5 team members which helps to expand our pig operation.
    Hawaiʻi Food Producers Fund - USDA 2020 Nikos Mary Slow Money Hawaii Hawai‘i Food Producers Fund
  • Alexandra Margarita
    Ecuador
    Alexandra Margarita received a loan from Isla to invest in blouses, dresses, pants, shirts, and other clothing.
    Isla
  • Elise
    United States
    Elise received a loan from 3 team members which helps us purchase walk in coops and equipment to expand family operated poultry and egg farm.
    Hawaiʻi Food Producers Fund - USDA 2020 Mary Hawai‘i Food Producers Fund

Impact   Updated Hourly

106
Team Members
$69,375
Amount Funded
572
Loans
5.4
Loans per member

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