Joseph, originally from Africa, received his training in shoe repair in Germany. After moving to the U.S., he opened his own shoe store, which he has now had for over 20 years. Joseph has kept alive what many would call a lost art. In order to sustain his business, Joseph has requested a loan. This loan will allow him to buy more inventory and increase his marketing. Joseph knows his hard work and commitment to his craft will continue to pay off!
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This loan is part of the Kiva City Newark initiative in partnership with the Intersect Fund. Kiva City Newark 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 The Intersect FundThe Intersect Fund (IF) is a rapidly growing, nonprofit microlender and a certified Community Development Financial Institution that equips entrepreneurs in low-income areas of New Jersey with the skills and capital they need to build profitable businesses. Since inception, the organization has served more than 500 entrepreneurs. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to impact an even greater number of entrepreneurs in New Jersey and help them boost their incomes.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid