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Fort is a vintage furniture retail company, owned and operated by Jacqueline. Fort repairs and redesigns unique pieces of furniture by using recycled materials acquired from estate sales, websites and individual suppliers. Jacqueline has five years of experience in design, craft and repair of procured pieces of furniture and is seeking a $5,000 loan to purchase inventory, a saw machine and to hire an employee to assist her with manufacturing and delivering the furniture.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City Los Angeles initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Small Business and VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center). Kiva City Los Angeles is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.  

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Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) is a non-profit community development financial institution and the largest provider of loans for small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to loans, it offers extensive training opportunities, workshops, consulting and small business support services.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,977,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $5,000 helped Jacqueline to purchase furniture inventory, equipment (a saw) and to hire an employee.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015