"Kiva helps an organic farm expand"

- Greg, Willow Wisp Organic Farm

My name is Greg Swartz, and I am an organic farmer from PA. I started Willow Wisp Organic Farm in 2007 to grow a diverse mix of organic produce. I farm because I love to eat well and I love sharing good food with my community. I also like working with natural systems in a way that is sustainable and that increases the health of the soil and our crops over the long term.

I used the Kiva loan to install deer fence around our new farm. We purchased a new farm last year in order to expand production - more good food for more people! The expansion also means more jobs for local people!

My advice to potential Kiva borrowers is to put a business plan together and capitalize it appropriately. Kiva is a great way to fund part of your business!


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Kathinka K. Nakstad

Kathinka moved to San Francisco to pursue her BBA degree, with a major in marketing. Being form Norway, she time to time misses the different seasons (especially winters with snow). One of her hobbies consists of finding a part of a city and explore it for a whole day. Checking out cool boutiques, and the best places to eat. Two of her favorite places to visit are Budapest and Vienna. No wonder her dream job would be to travel the world and write about the places she visits.