"Truly Healthful Indulgence"

- Michael, TonTon's Artisan Affections


Hello! My name is Michael Antonopoulos. People call me TonTon.

TonTon's Artisan Affections was founded in 2012 to help bring healthy food and quality jobs to the Rogue Valley. We now have 5 employees; all make a living wage.

I used my Kiva loan to purchase a sealing machine to automate hummus production.

My advice to borrowers is "Keep going, don't stop. Remember: No is half-way to Yes. Not asking is all-the-way to a No."

I'd like to tell the Kiva team: "Thank you for all you do!!!"


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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.