Monday Kiva Loans

Heather – Working Solutions

heather - working solutionsA loan of $10,000 helps Heather to purchase equipment to expand her line of products.

“I want to encourage women to feel beautiful from what they’re wearing… It’s truly a great source of pride. There is power in fashion,” says Heather, owner and founder of Heather Who. By starting this business Heather hopes to empower women through fashion in her community and with this loan of $10,000, Heather will be allowed to produce a small ready-to-wear collection for her online store as well as doing marketing. (Read more…)


Posted 8/20/13

Jerry – Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

Jerry - PACEA loan of $4,500 helps Jerry to purchase a minivan for his pet food delivery business, so he can carry more cat and dog food.

Jerry was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. He has been an animal lover since getting his first dog as a pet at the age of 6. Over the years, Jerry has worked and volunteered with many non-profit organizations providing care for animals, particularly cats and dogs. He noticed that there wasn’t a pet food delivery service for elders and other pet owners who have a difficult time accessing brick and mortar pet stores. He decided to open his own business to meet this need. (Read more…)

Posted 9/2/13

Jonathan – Fresno CDFI

Jonathan - FresnoA loan of $2,000 helps Jonathan to purchase a vehicle for mobile sales of his clothing line.

Jonathan knew he wanted to start a business in middle school. He loved to draw and was interested in cars. These two passions came together in the concept of a new brand he created called “Low.Lyfe Clothing”. Jonathan sells T-shirts, stickers and other accessories at car meets throughout central California. Until now, he has depended on friends to get him and his products to the meets. This $2,000 loan will assist Jonathan with the purchase of a vehicle that will double as a mobile store. He intends to use shelving to display his products out of the trunk of the vehicle. (Read more…)

Posted 9/7/13