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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

  • Andrea
    United States
    Andrea received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps us to build our Compassion School for 3-5 year olds, adding to the sustainability of our farm animal sanctuary.
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    $8,200 to go
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  • Anthony
    United States
    Anthony received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps with organic certification fees, marketing, labeling, storage and packaging; materials for irrigation and gain momentum to start our Turmeric/Olena farm.
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  • Ken
    United States
    Ken received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps us purchase a small tractor for our organic seed farm. Since our last Kiva loan our seed company has grown. We're farming more acreage and need the right equipment to manage the soil, weeds, and care for the seeds.
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    $8,400 to go
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  • Shelby
    United States
    Shelby received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps purchase a front end loader, a flatbed trailer and materials for a storage facility to expand our composting initiative, organic nursery and market garden.
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    $6,475 to go
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  • Shane
    United States
    Shane received a loan from Selma Cafe which helps build a hoop house so we can grow organic produce for our community year round.
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  • Ivan
    United States
    Ivan received a loan from 2 team members which helps expand the egg-production portion of SNAFU Acres by increasing the size of the flock.
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    $4,875 to go
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  • Rodrigo
    United States
    Rodrigo received a loan from 2 team members which helps me to construct 2 greenhouses, expanding my limited, Midwest growing season and in turn helping to grow a larger place in the marketplace for immigrant farmers and expand my annual Organic production and sales by 30% .
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  • Anne
    United States
    Anne received a loan from 3 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.
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  • Mira
    United States
    Mira received a loan from 2 team members which helps fund the purchase of a reliable farm vehicle to transport product to farmers' markets from this chemical-free family farm.
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  • John
    United States
    John received a loan from 3 team members which helps build a washing and packing station, walk in cooler, and greenhouse.
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  • Meg
    United States
    Meg received a loan from 2 team members which helps us purchase and build a much needed larger barn for our dairy goats who produce milk for Bifrost Farms Goat Cheese.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

12
Team Members
$3,150
Amount Loaned
47
Loans
3.9
Loans per member