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Leticia
Leticia is a former acrobat, dancer and tumbler who turned to yoga for healing and balance. Leticia, a yoga teacher, is the founder and owner of Lila Organics (www.lilaorganics.com), a home-grown clothing company rooted in the rhythms of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and now based in the adopted home of Washington, D.C.

What she has come to understand through friends and fellow yogis is the importance of being comfortable to express ourselves - yet look good - while being aware of the impact that our interactions have on the environment. Lila Organics styles are created to feel and look good on any body type, and to be worn to yoga or anywhere you would like. All Lila Organics clothing is made from the finest organic materials, including wild-harvested, organic and fair-trade certified bamboo, soy, hemp and cotton. Lila Organics clothing is made locally at its own production factory.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City D.C. initiative in partnership with LEDC (Latino Economic Development Center). Kiva City D.C. 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 Latino Economic Development Center

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a community-based nonprofit that equips Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help LEDC support even more small businesses in low- and moderate-income communities in Washington, D.C. The funds are used to ease loan requirements, including decreasing collateral, interest rates and fees associated with loan disbursement. With Kiva capital, LEDC reaches out to borrowers that may not have met all of LEDC’s existing criteria, allowing the organization to grow its lending operations through its new subsidiary the Community Asset Fund for Entrepreneurs.

About United States

  • $47,000
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $10,959,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,500 helped Leticia to increase her product offering, increasing her inventory in terms of variety and quantity.
82% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 19, 2013
Listed
Oct 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A