"A really great experience"

- Stephen, New Market Goods

I’m Stephen Kennedy, and I’m a cofounder of a clothing and textiles line called New Market Goods. We work in collaboration with a small scale artisan group in Bangladesh where I’ve been working for about five years. We got funded on Kiva last November, around that time, and got to do the City Hall Kiva Zip SF launch, which was a great experience. Actually, it was my first time in City Hall in San Francisco which was a really cool space.

We used our funds to do our first brick and mortar pop up shop in the Mission last month, which was a huge success for us and really meaningful in terms of both broadcasting our brand more locally in the community but also just learning the value of brick and mortar relative to the other things that we’ve been trying to do as a brand. I’m excited to share more and really grateful for this opportunity and the continued benefit of participating through Kiva.


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Kathinka K. Nakstad

Kathinka moved to San Francisco to pursue her BBA degree, with a major in marketing. Being form Norway, she time to time misses the different seasons (especially winters with snow). One of her hobbies consists of finding a part of a city and explore it for a whole day. Checking out cool boutiques, and the best places to eat. Two of her favorite places to visit are Budapest and Vienna. No wonder her dream job would be to travel the world and write about the places she visits.