"Eureka moment in the shower creates more space for everybody"

People would laugh when I'd tell them I was working on making a better shower curtain.

"Kiva lenders are simply amazing!"

Open Sense Productions is a film company founded and started by myself to take on my first grandiose project.

"The sense of solidarity"

I was scared of asking for more money to make Bien Cool grow, even when I knew my business needed capital investment in order to put my product in more point of sales.

"A really great experience"

We used our funds to do our first brick and mortar pop up shop in the Mission

"Vetrepreneurs"

The work with vetrepreneurs and Kiva led to establishment of my own small business, which creates both social and economic value.

"I’m still touched by the kindness of these complete strangers"

I wanted to share my experience to support and inspire other entrepreneurs crowdfunding a small business loan through Kiva

"I'm so happy to be part of the Kiva community"

Through Kiva and its community, I have once again felt the need, passion, and will to continue creating art and doing what I love.

"We did it! You did it! We all did it!"

Now, as they say, the real work begins.

"Feeling the love"

We started farming because for us, the sacred acts of agriculture are direct moral and ethical actions.

Southern Fried Farm

My mission incorporates self-reliance, dirt, seeds, watching the miracles of Mother Earth, lots of sunshine, and plenty of hard work

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