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We loan because...
We see a movement underway, to a re-localized food system, based on principles of sustainability. Organic practices? - likely. Certification? - possibly. Innovative and hard working and in need of recognition and finance and our purchasing power? - with out a doubt.

Sustainability is not just about growing practices. It is about small farm businesses that can last and thrive. Access to capital is a large part of that equation and one that has been scarce to non-existent for many small scale growers. Kiva is changing that and giving us all a chance to participate in this revolutionary shift, to food with a story.

We can make this difference, one purchase at a time, one small loan at a time, one conversation at a time. Please join hands to create the meal that feeds us all.

About us
Individuals who want to create the new food system, one farm at a time. And pretty much anyone who wants to join and add to the conversation!

 

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Team Activity

  • Anne
    United States
    Anne received a loan from 2 team members which helps replace our snow plowing and delivery truck, so we can protect our high tunnels through the snow season and make bulk deliveries to our customers.
    Jeff Selma Cafe
    $7,375 to go
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  • Shizue
    United States
    Shizue received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps us diversify the farm's operation, re-stock the pastures, and support a two-family income as the first step towards an inter-generational farm transition.
    Selma Cafe
  • Mitzi
    United States
    Mitzi received a loan from 2 team members which helps build a hoophouse to extend our growing season and ability to offer healthy local food to our community.
    Jeff Selma Cafe
  • Nicole
    United States
    Nicole received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps nature's Tune Farm purchase human powered equipment and tools to produce a larger quantity and variety of vegetables for Mendocino County on 2.5 acres.
    Selma Cafe
  • Jamie
    United States
    Jamie received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps me expand my sustainable flower and vegetable business after returning from a 7 month military mission.
    Selma Cafe
  • William
    United States
    William received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps to purchase a hoophouse, make improvements in wash and pack systems for efficiency and food safety, install drip on a new 1/4 acre plot, buy compost, and build working capital to hire help.
    Selma Cafe
  • Maggie
    United States
    Maggie received a loan from 2 team members which helps our woman-run farm build a greenhouse to allow for all-season planting and sustainability.
    Selma Cafe Jeff
  • Edward
    United States
    Edward received a loan from 2 team members which helps a Navy veteran buy more equipment for a free range cattle ranch.
    Selma Cafe Jeff
  • Brigham
    United States
    Brigham received a loan from 2 team members which helps this couple build a sustainable healing sanctuary with clean food and self-grown herbs inspired by the tea villages of Myanmar.
    Selma Cafe Jeff
  • Paula
    United States
    Paula received a loan from Jeff which helps us dig a well, run electricity to our greenhouse, and purchase irrigation equipment.
    Jeff
  • Luke
    United States
    Luke received a loan from Jeff which helps purchase a walk-in freezer and scale up my pastured chicken and forest raised pork enterprises.
    Jeff

Impact   Updated Hourly

10
Team Members
$1,925
Amount Loaned
30
Loans
3.0
Loans per member