A loan of $6,500 helped to purchase the material to manufacture her jellies.


Nancy's story

Nancy’s grandma was a very good gourmet chef in Los Angeles and, by growing up with her, Nancy inherited her spirit to make gourmet food.

For years, she always cooked gourmet food to treat her friends at home as a hobby. She was a primary school teacher, but her dream of making her gourmet food available for more people was always in her mind. She could not pursue her idea, however, because she had to take care of her grandmother and her mother.

Now, her grandma and her mother have passed away and she recently was laid off from the school district too. She thought that maybe this is the time to start her business. The Viola’s Gourmet Goodies brand was created by Nancy’s grandma. She decided to inherit this brand and use the formula she created to make the jellies. She worked 24/7 to market her jellies throughout California. Her hard work paid off. Whole Foods Market chain decided to carry her products. She had already invested her savings in the marketing and sample productions. Now, she needs money to produce the products to fulfill the order.

Because she doesn’t have income now, no bank would give her a loan. The $6,500 Kiva loan will help her to buy the materials to fulfill the order for Whole Foods Market.



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