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Kiva Loans: Adult Care and Tattooing

Joy – PACE

Joy - PACEA loan of $5,000 helps Joy to pay for the rent for her dance school.

Joy started dancing at the age of three. When she was eight years old, she took a class at a studio with a friend and she absolutely loved it. The trial class was free, so the next weekend when she attended with her friend again, she gave the receptionist a paper bag full of change from her allowance, hoping it would be enough to pay for the class. She danced six days a week throughout her elementary, junior high and high school. With this passion, she has now opened her own dance studio to teach children and teens how to dance. This KIVA loan will help her to rent the space for the studio. (Read more…)

Posted 10/30/13

Ramon – Fresno CDFI

Kiva borrower Ramon works in his tattoo parlor, a Fresno-based microbusiness.A loan of $7,500 helps Ramon to open a tattoo and piercing shop.

Ramon has always been an artist at heart. At the age of 10, he was an aspiring artist drawing pictures of celebrities and cartoon characters. Ramon is looking for funding to open a tattoo and piercing shop and purchase the necessary equipment. With this funding, Ramon will create three new jobs, employing two new tattoo artists and a piercing professional. (Read more…)

Posted 11/4/13

Taneisha- Fresno CDFI

Taneisha hopes to open her own microbusiness with help from Fresno CDFI and Kiva, an adult care facility operating out of Fresno.A loan of $5,000 helps Taneisha to equip the adult care facility with the proper furniture needed to operate.

Taneisha, a single mother of three children, has always dreamed of owning her own adult care facility. For fourteen years, she has worked in adult care homes, in addition to caring for her disabled child and uncle. Now, she looks to open her own adult care facility and utilize her experience and education. Taneisha will create two jobs with this project, one manager position and one assistant manager position. (Read more…)

Posted 11/6/13