Kristen decided to start her T-shirt business after being uninspired by the T-shirt options. Above all, as an African-American woman, she wanted to create a T-shirt line that combined her love of the culture and community with her warmhearted sense of humor.
The Kiva loan will help her create unique T-shirts that focus on family, community, and humor and bring people together. In the near future, Kristen wants to expand her T-shirt business into a full line of African-American themed apparel that gives thanks to the community that inspired her.
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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.
Important InformationValley 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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