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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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  • Jack
    United States
    Jack received a loan from 5 team members which helps develop a direct to consumer social media marketing program.
    Megan Kalland Family Mary Slow Money Hawaii Eric
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  • Konurzhan
    Konurzhan received a loan from Jennifer to buy construction materials to repair her house.
  • Matt
    United States
    Matt received a loan from 8 team members which helps helps build a carport / outdoor kitchen to properly process produce and store equipment.
    Kalland Family Holly Emily Mary Sharon Eric Megan Slow Money Hawaii
  • Ester
    Ester received a loan from Brent to buy construction materials.
  • Deevabits Green Energy Ltd
    Deevabits Green Energy Ltd received a loan from Mary sell solar products to 12,000 households in rural Kenya with daily incomes under five dollars.
  • Manush
    Manush received a loan from Mary to purchase high-quality forage for the livestock, thereby boosting the productivity levels and her income so that there is no need for her husband to work abroad.

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