"Kiva has resuscitated my spirit to keep going"

- Daisy, Drool Central

My name is Daisy Nicolas.  I began creating my concept late 2013.  When I joined the South Anchorage Farmers Market the summer of 2014, I realized then that I have a business to develop in Anchorage, Alaska.

I started my business because I have had an enterprising streak in me since I was a little girl and I know that I have good ideas that can make money. Because nobody else can give me the credit I want, the lifestyle I desire, and the possibility of earning more monies than working for somebody else, that's why I started a company. Being in the food business for more than two decades gave me the skills and knowledge to implement Drool Central. Loving dogs is the juice that fuels my struggles and vision to make Drool Central successful.

I was so grateful and happy to get my first Kiva loan which I used to buy raw materials, packaging, pay utility bills and buy equipment.

Kiva was a miracle and a joy seeing that a community of people extend their support to small businesses like mine.  When the going gets tough in your business, like it always is, Kiva is the answer.


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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.