Kiva Lending Team: The Bridge
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We are concerned advocates, founded and supported by faith communities, desiring to bring peace, justice and dignity to the world.
The Bridge located in New Town at St. Charles is a coffee house, fair trade market, and community that provides the residents in the St. Louis Metropolitan area with coffee and items crafted by artisans and farmers from various global cultures. Our coffee is supplied by local roaster, Goshen Coffee and out Fair Trade products are supplied by organizations such as Plowsharing Crafts, Ten Thousand Villages and A Greater Gift, with most of the profits being passed directly to those working hard to provide for their families within these developing nations.
As our name implies, we exist to bridge ethnic, racial, religious and socio-economic cultures. We are concerned advocates, founded and supported by faith communities, desiring to bring peace, justice and dignity to the world.
Location: St. Charles, MO Team website
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Las Clavellinas Group received a loan from Paul to buy cooking utensils, two blenders, an electric oven, plus flour, sugar, eggs, and spices.
Lia received a loan from Paul to purchase 280 water purifiers to sell to her fellow villagers, providing them with safe drinking water.
Samuel received a loan from Paul to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer and seeds to enable him to grow more vegetables.
Gratien received a loan from Paul to buy more traditional clothes (ibitenge), cassava flour, soap, sugar, matchboxes etc. to sell.
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