Total loan: $10,000


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Kailua Kona, HI, United States / Retail

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Sarah's story

I grew up in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. My hometown is a beautiful vacation destination, but it's also very rural. As a kid, there weren't many resources for me to explore my passion for art and literature. I moved to the mainland after high school, but I promised myself I'd come back and build the kind of creative space I yearned for as a kid. I eventually planted roots in Portland, Oregon, which is a community with a vibrant literary scene. I met some like-minded folks and started a small press. I got involved with a non-profit called Literary Arts. And then I heard that the bookstore in my hometown was for sale, and I knew it was time to go home and build something great - a place for community and creativity. A place to find inspiration.