Hey! Recap: I applied for a KIVA Zip Loan in September and was approved! KIVA Zip Loans are: 0% interest business loans via crowd funding. I was approved for a $5,000 loan with a 24-month payback schedule. Lenders can loan as little as $5. Lenders get their money back once I begin the payback schedule!
You have to make it past a private 15 day period where you have to bring in 15 lenders. I made it through that 15 day period and now, my loan has since gone “public” and is posted on the KIVA website to attract micro lenders. A micro lender could be YOU.
I’m at 37% funded, $3,145 to go with 37 days left! SO CLOSE!
This loan is very important to me. This business is very important to me. I need to grow my business. I need to become financially independent on all fronts. Right now, my domestic situation is, quite frankly, very rocky and a big reason why I’ve been throwing myself completely into art and the business side of art. If this takes me away from “here” than so be it, I can and I will. I’ve been successful with previous undertakings, be it being a competitive athlete to work/semi-career (office management, hardware specialist for a top of the line logistics software, etc.).
This will be another but permanent phase to my life. I want to die like Alex Toth, at the drawing table - doing what I love.
So, please, either be a lender or pass this on to other, possible lenders. Oh, and spend some time looking about KIVA, there are other borrowers there from all over the world and you could help them. We have to keep the spirit of entrepreneurship alive and thriving in the world!