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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

  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

Impact   Updated Hourly

11
Team Members
$2,475
Amount Loaned
40
Loans
3.6
Loans per member