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No longer in the workforce, 68-year-old Frank got his start growing basil as a hobby and potted it as gifts to his family. His basil plants were both beautiful and lush, and he received high praise for the potted creations. He realized, after some time, that they could be more than just gifts, and so Basil World was created. Gardening had always been Frank’s passion, and he knew he could turn his green thumb into a thriving business.

In the four years since he began growing basil professionally, he won two large accounts for growing and delivering thousands of basil plants. Unfortunately, he does not have the financing to cover these large production costs. With this loan, Frank will be able to carry out these large orders, and begin working on other projects that will sustain him through winter when basil is out of season.


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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,458,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $7,675 helped Frank to cover overhead costs for fulfilling basil orders.
59% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2014
May 28, 2014
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