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We loan because...
We're makers + product designers, too. We're passionate about pursuing our dreams and we know all-too-well how hard it can be to raise capital to fund that growth. We believe in smart design, small batch, community over competition, and making it happen. :)

About us
Wholesale Matchmaker is a service that matches creative brands (stationery, apothecary, jewelry, candles, ceramics, apparel + accessories, etc.) with retail buyers who are likely to be interested in their work. As a community, we work through a new project each month to help fortify + refine our wholesale programs, and a portion of those monthly project fees is earmarked to support other entrepreneurs through the Kiva platform. We're all in this together!

Location: Across the United States       Team website

 

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Team Activity

  • Lynn
    United States
    Lynn received a loan from Lela which helps an inclusive cosmetics brand purchase equipment to increase production and exposure of our organic products.
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     Only 2 days left! 
    $2,675 to go
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  • Rabia
    United States
    Rabia received a loan from Lela which helps fund the purchase of an ice cream machine & other equipment to help streamline and expand our production and operations.
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  • Merrilee
    United States
    Merrilee received a loan from Lela which helps us purchase equipment a pump, an automatic labeler, and an automatic capper. Not only will this equipment allow us to operate more efficiently, it will also reduce repetitive stress and fatigue problems for our workers.
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    $5,375 to go
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  • Rebeca
    United States
    Rebeca received a loan from Lela which helps increase inventory of our plant-based and fermented food products that are featured in 85 natural foods stores and counting!.
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  • Paul
    United States
    Paul received a loan from Lela which helps a young, entrepreneurial father purchase equipment and gain working capital for his handcrafted bag business.
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  • Tracey
    United States
    Tracey received a loan from Lela which helps increase our sales by doing in-store demos of our award winning sauce that is featured in Whole Foods.
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  • Tammy
    United States
    Tammy received a loan from Lela which helps us to build a Soap Cottage. We will move our business to this cottage and also use this as a learning hub for our community.
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  • Laura
    United States
    Laura received a loan from Lela which helps us manufacture products for upcoming orders.
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  • Beverly
    United States
    Beverly received a loan from Lela which helps gain working capital for my business, purchase marketing material, level up my business to a more competitive phase in retail.
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  • Tony
    United States
    Tony received a loan from Lela which helps create jobs and help Rochester revitalize and grow.
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  • Brandon
    United States
    Brandon received a loan from Lela which helps replace outdated equipment, boost marketing efforts, and gain working capital for my ice cream business.
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  • Erica
    United States
    Erica received a loan from Lela which helps gain working capital and move into a bigger warehouse.
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Impact   Updated Hourly

3
Team Members
$475
Amount Loaned
19
Loans
6.3
Loans per member