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Kate has 15 years of experience in the food catering industry. She established Foodink Catering in 1997. Foodlink provides full-service catering as well as gourmet-to-go options from their retail grocery location. One of their most requested items is a packaged ready to reheat & left in the fridge dinner in a bag.

Foodink has been located in the same building, on heavily travelled La Brea, for eight years. They have recently leased the unit adjacent to their kitchen which will allow them to expand refrigeration storage, and provide more prep and retail areas. Foodink is located near a number of entertainment companies who comprise the core of their current clientele, both for catering and for gourmet-to-go events.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City Los Angeles initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Small Business and VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center). Kiva City Los Angeles 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.  

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Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) is a non-profit community development financial institution and the largest provider of loans for small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to loans, it offers extensive training opportunities, workshops, consulting and small business support services.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 29
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  • $12,203,400
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $10,000 helped Kate to pay for business operations, such as rent, inventory and to help with a new expansion.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
50 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 28, 2015