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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.

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Team Activity

  • Luis
    United States
    Luis received a loan from Ka L. which helps me reach business owners who can lose their business to ransomware and hackers.
    Ka L.
    $6,250 to go
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  • Leslie
    United States
    Leslie received a loan from 5 team members which helps a female veteran to purchase equipment to provide local sausage options to her community.
    Hawaiʻi Food Producers Fund - USDA 2020 Hawai‘i Food Producers Fund Johannah Default lender image Emily
  • Bitrus
    Nigeria
    Bitrus received a loan from Brent to purchase improved farm inputs that will increase his farm yield.
    Brent
  • Guillermo David
    Mexico
    Guillermo David received a loan from 2 team members to pay for his partner's childbirth expenses.
    Victoria Tanya
  • Saintilus
    Haiti
    Saintilus received a loan from Bruce to increase his stock of fabric.
    Bruce
  • Miguel Angel
    Mexico
    Miguel Angel received a loan from Bruce to pay for ophthalmological treatment.
    Bruce
  • Julio Cesar
    Mexico
    Julio Cesar received a loan from Bruce to bulid a home where they can feel safe and healthy.
    Bruce
  • José
    Puerto Rico
    José received a loan from Ka L. which helps me keep my team growing in order to better service the professional beauty industry.
    Ka L.
  • Louis
    United States
    Louis received a loan from Ka L. which helps keep a Serviced-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business alive during COVID-19.
    Ka L.
  • Feleciai
    United States
    Feleciai received a loan from Ka L. which helps a black owned business create a product to support African American Historical Preservation goals.
    Ka L.
  • Njuxhers
    Albania
    Njuxhers received a loan from Brent to open a fruit and vegetable shop so he will have his own activity, from which he hopes to make a better income.
    Brent
    $1,975 to go
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  • Gs Torre 43 Group
    Dominican Republic
    Gs Torre 43 Group received a loan from Michael who is a Haitian immigrant woman to buy merchandise to sell in her cafe, such as bread, juice, milk, sodas, malts, cookies, sweets, and other things.
    Michael

Impact   Updated Hourly

99
Team Members
$42,050
Amount Funded
284
Loans
2.9
Loans per member

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