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I Dream of Johnny was established in June of 2000 by owner JCM. The business manufactures and distributes customized and personalized apparel and accessories for babies. The company exhibits its products in showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Texas. Clients range from wholesalers to retail stores across the USA, with 20% of annual sales coming from exports to Canada. There is growing demand for I Dream of Johnny products due to quick order turnaround time.

I Dream of Johnny was recently approved to manufacture apparel using licensed logos from various universities. I Dream of Johnny has received orders from Barnes and Noble bookstores at Boston University and from the Harvard University Trademark Program for these licensed logo products. This microloan will be used to fill these two large orders helping I Dream of Johnny maintain its quick order turnaround time and preserve its competitive advantage in a highly competitive retail market.

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More information about this loan

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.  

Important Information

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
  • 31
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  • $12,223,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $5,000 helped John to purchase inventory in order to fill two large orders for apparel.
87% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: