"I was in need and the Kiva family helped my business"

- Rol'hans, Agoci Art Center

My name is Rol'hans Innocent from Haiti. My business is an art center, and I started it in 2006. Agoci Entertainment produces and promotes multicultural programs in the tri-state area of NY, specifically in Brooklyn and Queens. We offer classes, workshops, and performances. Freedom of expression is our model at Agoci. Our mission is to promote and produce quality multicultural programs to educate children and adults about the arts and Haitian culture.

I used my Kiva loan to purchase mirrors for our studio.

My advice to potential Kiva borrowers is: Don't give up! Believe in what you do!

Kiva team! Continue the great work you're doing!


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About the author

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.