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Shop from Kiva borrowers, make holiday wishes come true!

November 24, 2020

The holidays are here, and we know you want to shop small to support entrepreneurs this year. Check out this list of Kiva U.S. borrowers with shops you can buy from today!

And don’t forget that you can buy from international Kiva borrowers at the Kiva Store.

Spices from Sana — California

Chilli, pepper, cardamom… Sana’s Diaspora Co. has all the spices you need to make delicious meals this holiday season!

Cookies from Andrea — Washington D.C.

Bee J’s Cookies was started by two millennials who believe in the convening power of food. You can even subscribe to a Cookie Crew Subscriber Box.

Textiles from Heidi — Pennsylvania

Heidi’s Kitchen Garden Series, based out of Pennsylvania, has a unique business model developing a stronger relationship between natural linen textiles and environmental stewardship.

Desserts from Destini — Ohio

Get your sweet holiday desserts from Destini this season! The single mother and powerful entrepreneur based in Ohio specializes in brownies.

Coffee from Terry — California

Terry’s Royal Buna coffee business is special in its ability to work with the farmers themselves. It’s this grass-roots approach that allows Royal Buna to more efficiently funnel proceeds back into community development in Ethiopia, where the coffee is grown.

Woven baskets from Rhonda — Colorado

Rhonda’s Ti-a Woven Goods baskets and bags sourced from Ghana's Bolgatanga region, and she employs 500 people above fair trade wages.

Cookies from Carolina — Colorado

Carolina’s Charoles is dedicated to the production of Alfajores, a special cookie well-known in South America that consist of two soft cookies that melt in your mouth and are held together by a creamy Dulce de Leche, a caramel confection made from milk and sugar. Yum!

Wine from Alicia — California

Get your wine on with Alicia’s The Wine Noire, a woman-of-color-owned business that was started to create diversity and inclusion in the wine industry.

Beard care from Adam —Texas

Don’t let those beards get scraggly over the holiday season! Support a veteran-owned business that helps kids in foster care by buying from this men’s personal care line.

Children’s books from Laura — Puerto Rico

Laura’s Spanish-language books from her Puerto Rico-based publishing company, Editorial Destellos, are a great pick for teaching and practicing a new language.

Catering from Wanda — California

For our Bay Area-based Kiva community, Wanda’s Cooking will be a show-stopper for your next holiday meal.

→ You can support more Kiva U.S. borrowers this holiday season here.

→ Plus, buy products from our international borrowers here.

→ Are you a Kiva borrower who wants to be featured on our next shopping list? Fill out this form!


About the author

Casey Miller

Casey Miller is Kiva's content strategist in the Portland offices. She began her journey with Kiva as a New Media and Branding intern, then contracted as the content and media coordinator, now working full-time as a content strategist. Casey graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Journalism, and still uses this journalistic background in her storytelling at Kiva. With a passion for travel and cultural exchange, Casey seeks to spread the stories of our cultures and communities for those whose voices are often ignored.