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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

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Micrédito
    Nicaragua
    Micrédito received a loan from Lisa to provide loans to 450 smallholder farmers, helping them feed themselves, their families, and the country during COVID-19.
    Lisa
    $496,475 to go
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  • Avery
    United States
    Avery received a loan from 8 team members which helps our farm to become profitable while providing USDA Certified Organic vegetables to our community.
    Hawai‘i Food Producers Fund Patricia Erik Janel Default lender image Mary Slow Money Hawaii Eric
  • Donelle
    United States
    Donelle received a loan from 6 team members which helps us add a needed piece of equipment to aid in the cultivation of more crops.
    Janel Megan Liam Mary Slow Money Hawaii Eric
  • Laurel
    United States
    Laurel received a loan from Jennifer which helps me to maintain the hotel during and following the COVID-19 pandemic..
    Jennifer
  • Maminirina
    Madagascar
    Maminirina received a loan from Brook to buy a medium-sized pig, plus feed and phytosanitary products for the rearing of pigs.
    Brook
  • Sarah
    United States
    Sarah received a loan from Mary which helps me to move my inventory online.
    Mary
  • Andrea
    United States
    Andrea received a loan from Jennifer which helps us assist people with disabilities to find and sustain employment.
    Jennifer
  • James
    Kenya
    James received a loan from Mary to access premium seeds and high quality fertilizer for 2 acres of maize, in addition to advice and insurance, optimizing for increased productivity and profits.
    Mary
  • Jennifer
    Philippines
    Jennifer received a loan from Mary to purchase fishing materials such as a new fishing net, gasoline for her boat, rope and other materials needed for her business.
    Mary
  • Virgie
    Philippines
    Virgie received a loan from Mary to buy seaweed and other materials for her business.
    Mary
  • Francisca
    Philippines
    Francisca received a loan from Mary to buy piglets, feed, and other supplies to raise her pigs.
    Mary

Impact   Updated Hourly

73
Team Members
$21,800
Amount Funded
212
Loans
2.9
Loans per member

Rankings In Local Area Category

#4 for New Users (This Month)
#8 for Amount Funded (This Month)