Total loan: $10,000


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New Orleans, LA, United States / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase music stands & instrument shelves.

Madeline's story

Husband and wife Paul and Madeline have always had a passion for music. Both have played a variety of instruments since their childhood and currently teach music at local schools. This passion has motivated them to open their very own music school in New Orleans, which will offer private music lessons for a plethora of instruments. Paul and Madeline are extremely excited to open their own school as it will greatly benefit its current and future students by having one central and safe location for students to perfect their craft instead of going house to house to give lessons. "We want to inspire a sense of community among students, teachers and parents," explains Paul. Paul and Madeline are confident that their business will thrive as they are located in an area of New Orleans that they believe is its own micro-economy where local businesses support each other. Paul and Madeline think the Kiva program is great and would not be able to open their business without this loan. "It's cool that lenders share the risk with borrowers, it's a great way to show support to small businesses around the world," says Paul. Paul and Madeline will use their Kiva loan for improvements to the building, grand opening expenses, advertising, instruments, and sound proofing equipment.