Kiva Lending Team: Slow Money SoCal
We loan because...
we want to catalyze investment into local, sustainable food and agriculture businesses in and around Orange County, California. To connect people directly to socially responsible investing, while educating and empowering them to bring their money back down to earth. We want to know the Slow Money entrepreneurs in our metro area on a first name basis, exploring human purpose in an otherwise impersonal economy. Our volunteer efforts center around this shared enjoyment of building community around real food and real places while having real fun with real people! LINC-OC members have pledged to follow Slow Money Principles, found at slowmoney.org/principles.
We measure ROI by the tangible world we create and the health of our community, rather than by the traditional “bottom line”. Our metric for success has everything to do with the strength and resilience of our local food systems. Our hope is to provide a repeatable, scalable model that can be extended beyond Orange County into Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire
Location: Southern California Team website
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Adrienne received a loan from Sean to pay for a new roof which will greatly improve the safety and security of Adrienne's home.
Ethan received a loan from Michelle which helps helps us produce our first run of 100% Hawaii grown and made baby food.
Sara received a loan from Michelle which helps to hire a manager for our business of processing local livestock.
Patricia received a loan from Michelle which helps a women-owned business increase capacity of our bean-based, vegan, gluten-free bars and nuggets.
Tim received a loan from Michelle which helps purchase equipment to make more nut butters more quickly, which will help us meet record 2020 demand.
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