Kiva has just expanded to provide microloans in the United States now. We're excited to make our first loan to a borrower in the US! Our first loan is to Jeremy, an entrepreneur looking to expand his BBQ business. Mmmmmm, BBQ! They specialize in a delicious looking tri-tip and anybody that grew up near Santa Maria, CA has to love that. Good luck Jeremy and Emergency BBQ!
Here are the details from Kiva:
Location: San Carlos, CA, United States
Primary Activity: Catering
Loan Amount: $10,000
Repayment Term: 38 months
Loan Use: Furnishings and cooking equipment for retail store
"Jeremy is a former ambulance driver and a high-energy entrepreneur. He runs Emergency BBQ, a mobile catering company that serves up barbecue favorites in a style Jeremy calls California Beer B-Que. Jeremy is ready to take his business to the next level.
With this loan, Jeremy will expand his business beyond on-the-go catering trucks and open up a retail store in San Carlos. He will be able to cater a greater number of lunch and dinner events from his shop, as well as serve lunch to local workers in San Mateo. He will also be able to create full-time employment for his three seasonal employees.
Watch a video of Jeremy at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6g4dz3r_yo&feature=channel_page"
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