Through the Kiva City Long Beach initiative, Long Beach entrepreneurs can now access 0% interest, no-fee loans to sustain or grow their business. These Kiva loans are great for those business owners who may be unable to access traditional commercial loans from a bank due to lack of assets or bad credit. Together we can make Long Beach a more prosperous community. We encourage all to join the Kiva Long Beach network by becoming a borrower, a lender, and/or a Trustee.

MEET OUR KIVA BORROWERS!

  Phillip (Darlington Images)
  Business Type:
Media Production
  Loan Amount:
 $7,000
  Trustee: 
Ironfire
  Number of Lenders: 
63
  Dates Funded: 
6/28/19 - 7/31/2019
  Use: 
Marketing and equipment 

  Krystal (Micho & Mary)
  Business Type:
Cottage Food Business
  Loan Amount: 
$4,500
  Trustee: Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
  Number of Lenders: 
76
  Dates Funded: 
6/12/19 - 7/10/2019
  Use: 
Marketing and product development

  Crystal (Hakalau Studio)
  Business Type: 
Furniture Making
  Loan Amount: 
$7,500
  Trustee: 
CSULB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  Number of Lenders: 
73
  Dates Funded: 
6/24/19 - 7/10/2019
 Use: Purchase of professional grade tools

  Natalie (Averyboo Arts)
  Business Type: 
Art Studio
  Loan Amount: 
$7,500
  Trustee: 
Bixby Knolls Improvement Association
  Number of Lenders:
111
  Dates Funded: 
6/21/19 - 7/7/2019
  Use:
Construction of new classroom and signage 

  Ossie (PICKL)
  Business Type: 
Tech Startup
  Loan Amount: 
$10,000
  Trustee: 
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
  Number of Lenders:
95
  Dates Funded:
5/28/19 - 7/4/2019
  Use:
Office equipment & space, hiring employees, and marketing

  Emerald (Royal Gourmet Cookies)
  Business Type: Cottage Food Bakery
  Loan Amount: $1,000
  Trustee: Bixby Knolls Improvement Association
  Number of Lenders: 4
  Dates Funded: 6/3/19 - 6/4/2019
  Use: Purchase of new supplies

  Jeffrey (Motivations Personal Training Studio)
  Business Type: 
Fitness Studio
  Loan Amount:
 
$10,000
  Trustee: Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
  Number of Lenders: 
105
  Dates Funded:
 
4/11/19 - 4/21/2019
  Use: 
Purchase of new equipment

  Demitrius (Long Beach Farms)
  Business Type:
Urban Farm
  Loan Amount:
 
$10,000
  Trustee: 
LB Fresh
  Number of Lenders: 128
  Dates Funded:
 
3/7/19 - 3/27/2019
  Use: 
Purchase of farm truck, updated irrigation , and marketing 

  Katie (SisterLB)
  Business Type: 
Retail
  Loan Amount:
 $10,000
  Trustee: 
Bixby Knolls Improvement Association
  Number of Lenders: 
65
  Dates Funded:
 2/6/19 - 2/13/2019
  Use:
Purchase of new inventory, POS system and store repair

  Dr. Chavez (Gravity Ball Systems)
  Business Type: 
Exercise equipment
  Loan Amount: 
$10,000
  Trustee: 
CSULB Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
  Number of Lenders: 148
  Dates Funded: 1/22/19 - 2/13/19
  Use: Creation of certification program and educaitonal videos

  Zhe (Lady Zhe)
  Business Type: Musician
  Loan Amount: $10,000
  Trustee: ABC Black Foundation
  Number of Lenders: 156
  Dates Funded: 12/11/18 - 1/2/2019
  Use: Completion of music project

  Arturo (Gusto Bread)
  Business Type:
 Bakery
  Loan Amount: $10,000
  Trustee: LB Fresh
  Number of Lenders: 104
  Dates Funded: 11/12/18 - 11/13/18
  Use: Purchase of new baking equipment

  Jason (Dutch's BrewHouse) 
  Business Type: Brewery 
  Loan amount:
 $10,000
  Trustee: Bixby Knolls Improvement Association
  Number of Lenders: 92
  Dates Funded: 10/22/18 - 11/9/18
  Use: Purchase of new brewing equipment

  Kristin (Colossus Bread)
  Business Type: Bakery
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: LB Fresh
  Number of Lenders: 123
  Dates Funded: 11/5/18 - 11/08/18
  Use: Purchase of new equipment, including van for delivery service

  Samantha (Little Brass Cafe)
  Business Type: Airport Cafe
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
  Number of Lenders: 115
  Dates Funded: 10/2/18 - 10/13/18
  Use: Expand business to include catering service


  Juan (Ambitious Ales)
  Business Type: Brewery
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
  Number of Lenders: 75
  Dates Funded: 9/17/18 - 9/28/18
  Use: Construction of patio area and purchase of furniture

  Brandon (Donut Kingdom)
  Business Type: Donut Shop
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: United Cambodian Community
  Number of Lenders: 143
  Dates Funded: 8/4/18 - 10/1/18
  Use: Purchase of new equipment


  Steve (Broadway Video)
  Business Type: Video Rental Store
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
  Number of Lenders: 92
  Dates Funded: 8/15/18 - 9/25/18
  Use: Store repairs, marketing promotions, and inventory

   Deidre (Our Essence Beauty Supply)
   Business Type: Beauty Supply Store
   Loan amount: $10,000
   Trustee: Uptown Business Improvement District
   Number of Lenders: 175
   Dates Funded: 8/17/18 - 9/13/18
   Use: Purchase of inventory, digital marketing, and employee 

  Ashley (Ladie Kakes)  
  Business Type: Cottage Bakery
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA)
  Number of Lenders: 92
  Dates Funded: 8/2/18 - 9/3/18
  Use: Marketing materials, inventory, and equipment

  Lawrence (Charles & Company)
  Business type: Tea Company
  Loan amount: $10,000
  Trustee: Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
  Number of Lenders: 145
  Dates Funded: 7/16/18 - 8/19/18
  Use: Increase inventory, purchase of equipment, and marketing

  Tanai (The Salt Lounge)
  Business Type: Wellness Center
  Loan amount: $2,000
  Trustee: ABC Black Foundation
  Number of Lenders: 33
  Dates Funded: 6/11/18 - 6/28/18
  Use: Purchase of Himalayan salt chamber

  Business Type: Photography
  Loan amount: $5,000
  Trustee: VIP World Famous Records Incubator
  Number of Lenders: 100
  Dates Funded: 5/16/18 - 5/24/18
  Use: Purchase of camera equipment and new business cards



To learn more about Kiva Long Beach and loans that are currently funding, please visit: us.kiva.org/longbeach/