A loan of $7,500 helped design new dog toys and find a manufacturing partner. Each dog toy sold provides 2 meals for orphaned children. #buyonegivetwo.

Josh's story

As a lifelong Montana resident that grew up in a very blue-collar, simple family - I had limited amounts of international travel in my lifetime. But, in the fall of 2012 I found myself on a service trip to Ethiopia. It was very hard for me to be away from my wife and kids ... and, even harder to see and experience the magnitude of the need in some of places in that great country.

On the trip, I had spent time in local villages and in Addis Abbaba (the capital city of Ethiopia) working with widows and orphans and I was astonished at how primitive it was there. The lack of available resources and supplies for regular health care and nutrition were shocking. While there, I felt called to commit to ensuring these widows & orphans had an adequate source of home-cooked meals and nutrition.

Eight years prior to my trip, my wife (Holly) and I started a local pet supply store in Bozeman, MT, called DeeO-Gee. Dee-O-Gee sells high quality, made in the USA, pet supplies and food for conscious pet owners.

I decided, based on knowledge gained from sales in our Dee-O-Gee stores, that I would develop a line of pet toys to sell not only in our stores but to other independent pet stores across the country. We decided to dedicate a percentage of the sales to the purchase of nutritional aid for Widows & Orphans in Ethiopia, and thus started WO Design (W for widows and O for orphans).

This loan is special because:

This loan allows a business to diversify it's inventory and while supporting their greater mission.

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About WO Design

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: wodesign.com


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