"Hold on to your dreams!"

- Wendy, Thomas Threes Preschool


My name is Wendy and I’m from the Jamaica West Indies. I started a daycare preschool called Thomas Threes Preschool.

I decided to start this business because it was so hard for me to find a good babysitter, work full time, and go to school as well. It became my life inspiration. Given my experience raising my own kids and educating them at home, I know I can make a difference for other parents.

Hold on to your dreams! Just when I thought I was at rock bottom, I was introduced to the Kiva team. People there were pleasant and brilliant team players. I used the Kiva loan to purchase an activity table and a new cubby in my preschool.  I also purchased new age-appropriate books for the students in my school.

To the Kiva team that supported me, I say thank you all for your commitment and for the professional standards you guys hold.


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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.