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Joshua began working for a stone distributor and soon fell in love with stone and felt immensely fulfilled by his interactions with customers. Unfortunately, Joshua was laid off shortly afterwards. However, having realized his passion and discovering that there was only one distributor in his area, Joshua decided to establish Ecstatic Stone, a wholesale distributor of natural stone in South Carolina.

“When I first began in the stone industry, I was told that once a person starts working in the industry, they rarely ever leave. I soon learned what was meant by that statement: the granite, marble, onyx, and other natural stones I saw everyday are such amazing creations of nature. It is beautiful stuff. It is art, but it is also very real and has very practical uses.”

At Ecstatic Stone, Joshua imports high quality stones from places like Brazil, India, Nepal, and Italy. He is also conveniently located for local businesses since Ecstatic Stone is the only stone distributor available in a 1.5 hour radius.

The future of Ecstatic Stone certainly looks bright, but Joshua needs your help to take the business to the next level. With this loan, Joshua will purchase more products and warehouse equipment that he will use to move and secure stone slabs.

What does he see in Ecstatic Stone’s future? “Being very passionate about my work, creative, and imaginative, I envision Ecstatic Stone taking on these characteristics, setting it apart from other stone distributors. I see us as being the best, offering the best, and demanding the best,” he says.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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  • $12,684,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $9,500 helped Joshua to puchase more warehouse equipment.
69% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: