We want Wild Duck Designs to play its part in making the world a better place. At home we make and sell original cards and prints, which brings us a lot of satisfaction. But from the outset we've always said we wanted to find a way to use some of the profit from sales to support projects around the world that are making a difference. Below is a brief outline of the projects that we've decided to support, and why we think they are a good fit with Wild Duck Designs (and vice versa).
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Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.
100% of every dollar lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva's costs are primarily covered through optional donations by lenders, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.

We chose Kiva because it provides loans to people in a variety of countries - including ones with which we've got emotional ties - and the loans are primarily made through local delivery partners. These local delivery partners often also provide other training and business support to borrowers. One of the things that we are unexpectedly enjoying about providing loans through Kiva is the feeling of connection it gives us to the people and projects supported. We also like the idea that once loans are repaid we can relend the money.

There aren't any fixed criteria for a Wild Duck at large loan, although so far we have focused on small producers, makers and social enterprises.

Anyone can join the Wild Duck at large team on Kiva. So if you like the sound of Kiva's approach to loans, we'd love to have you on board! Find out more on the Wild Duck at large team page.
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The Invictus Trust is a small charity which aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues.

Having found out about the life experiences of J. T. Blight (one of the artists featured in our 'Cornwall Rediscovered' range) it just felt the obvious link to make.

We made our first donation at the beginning of 2018. Small. But hopefully just the start.