Total loan: $7,875


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Philadelphia, PA, United States / Services

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A loan helped replace equipment and continue to bring healthy, natural groceries to our community.

Sharon's story

My name is Sharon and I was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, a place I still call home today. After I finished college, I entered the field of law enforcement, but I always worked part time for a small, family owned health food store near where I grew up. This store was a part of my teenage and young adult years, and in 2009 when the store owner decided to close after being open since 1984, I knew I could not let that happen. I had so much heart invested in the neighborhood and community, that I decided to buy the business with the help of my family, and am still running it to this day! In addition to being a small business owner, I am also an avid animal lover! I am a therapy dog handler, and assist in an animal rescue. My animal rescue/trap/neuter/return and adoption program efforts are centered on the Mayfair area, which is where I live and the health food store is located. I am inspired by the flourishing ‘main streets’ throughout Philadelphia’s neighborhood, and hope that you will help me make Mayfair flourish again by supporting us through Kiva Zip!