Kiva Lending Team: Damsels in Disdress
We loan because...
We want to help rescue "Damsels in Disdress," and to fulfill the calling "to look after orphans and widows in their distress." We want to empower single women (especially single moms) to support themselves and/or their children by lending them the money they need to realize their dream of starting their own business.
Chic Chocolate is committed to giving a portion of net profits to help "Damsels in Disdress" move on to their "next chapter!" Join us in this exciting adventure of helping women and children all over the world!
Chic Chocolate (pronounced “chick”) is a line of gourmet chocolate bars created just for us Chics. Growing up with three sisters and raising two girls of my own (and a son - lucky guy!) gave me more than enough insight to the moods, whims, and cravings that make us Chics the unique and fabulous creatures that we are.
Chic Chocolate started as an idea that grew into an entrepreneurial dream . . . After working in the wine industry, in Sonoma, California, I decided to follow a dream of living in Italy to learn the language, immerse myself in the culture, and enjoy the food and wine throughout the regions. Ironically, I went to study at a university in Perugia (Umbria), which they tout as being the chocolate capital of the world, and where they hold the world’s largest chocolate festival every year. Inspired by my experiences, my girls’ personalities (and their chocolate cravings), I came up with the idea to develop a line of chocolate bars just for us Chics . . . because Chics like chocolate (but we won’t hold it against any of you guys if you’re caught eating it!)
I know first hand what it's like to be raised by a single mom, who wants and needs to take care of herself and her kids. As a single mom, I have been blessed to be able to realize my dream of starting my own business, and I have a heart and vision to give single moms the freedom to do the same!
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