The opening of The Pointed Roof Deli has been a long-time dream come true for Debra.
Having an eye on her shop’s location since moving to her small, close-knit community over 11 years ago, Debra was always cooking up creative, new ideas for her future business. The time just never seemed right to start as she was busy working as an accountant in the corporate world.
One day, as Debra was driving home, she saw a “for lease” sign in front of her dream location and she knew it was the right time. She immediately got on the phone to secure the space. She involved her family every step of the way: They have helped with construction, property improvements, and other preparations. The local community has also rallied around the project, as there currently is no good deli and hang-out spot in town.
Debra will use her $10,000 Kiva loan for working capital and inventory needed to open. Once open, she does not want to just be another business in town, but hopes to become an integral part of community life.
“I get a great feeling from contributing to the community,” Debra said. She wants The Pointed Roof to create jobs locally and provide a space where people would want to hang out. Furthermore, she will use only local venders, ensuring that she continues to support the community that has long supported her.