Arriving in New York in 2000, Rebeca began collaborating and performing with the most sought-after musician of the Latin-Jazz scene. Through this exposure, she uncovered the emotional beauty and rhythmic complexity of Brazilian music. It was there that she discovered the third corner of a musical triangle that she would infuse into her own foundation.
After Hurricane Sandy hit, several of Rebeca’s clients had to cancel scheduled performances, which hurt her band’s earnings. Rebeca will use this loan to pay for merchandising, advertising and travel expenses for her upcoming tour.
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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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