to goal

Today: eBay is tripling your donation!

Your donation helps cover Kiva's costs. Give today and make tomorrow even better. Why donate?



Total loan: $5,500


Flag of United States
Auburn, WA, United States / Retail

Dana's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped me to build and expand my woman-owned small business.

Dana's story

I started my business in honor of my dad who passed away a little over five years ago. When I was little, he always owned some sort of small business and sometimes multiples at a time. The one business that really helped mold me into the person I am today was his saw shop, named North Cascade Saw Shop, this was his first business that he started after a logging accident, and the place that I grew up as a child and into my late teens. Watching my dad work hard and have the pride in something that he built has really motivated me as a small business owner. I named my business, Cascade Candle Company, after his saw shop and have a candle named North Cascade Saw Shop that smells just like the scent I remember there as a child, cedarwood!