Loom International was founded in 2007 by Janna Moats. She had spent time traveling and meeting extensively with local practitioners around the world who were doing great work serving the vulnerable in their communities. Soon she noticed a disturbing trend. Their projects were failing at high rates even though they were passionate and committed. Staff were burnt out and discouraged, programs were falling apart, resources were scarce.
After much research, asking questions and listening, Janna discovered time and again that what these local change-makers—Local Experts—lacked were relationships, resources, training and connections. Loom was birthed in response to this need—an organization that would come alongside, champion and empower Local Experts bringing hope and future to the most vulnerable around the world.