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Emily Ann
Emily founded her home-based clothing business in February 2010 while working three days a week at a magazine. She also previously co-owned a grassroots fashion label, which gave her exposure to the industry, helped her to build many contacts in the field, and enabled the confidence and skills to sell her current business products.

Emily’s business is an organic fashion label for men and women that sells directly online. Although she is the only employee and relies on interns and volunteers, she is successfully able to sell products through word of mouth, boutique consignments, outdoor festivals and exhibit vendor booths. Emily’s greatest business accomplishment was a feature in a local magazine.

Emily hopes to one day expand her business into a vertically integrated design house with on-site manufacturing, enabling both employment and education. With this loan from ACCION USA, Emily will purchase a straight stitch industrial sewing machine and some stock for the fall collection, along with some mannequins, hangers, and hang tags.


Additional Information About This Loan

This loan has been made as a part of Kiva Detroit and in partnership with Michigan Corps. Kiva Detroit is the first Kiva City, a program where Kiva works with community organizations and field partners in the United States to provide local small businesses with microloans. Michigan Corps is the first community organization to work with Kiva in Detroit, and conducts outreach through small business networks, churches, community foundations, and across many personal and social media networks. Learn more at kiva.org/detroit

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of the Kiva City Detroit initiative in partnership with Accion East and Online. Kiva City Detroit is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,033,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,150 helped Emily Ann to purchase a straight stitch industrial sewing machine and some stock for the fall collection, along with some mannequins, hangers, and hang tags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2011
Listed
Jun 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 15, 2012