As an impact-minded enterprise, they desired to create employment for women that experienced extreme barriers to traditional employment and that needed a safe place to grow and mature. The goal of the bakery was to create top-level baked goods while training women and providing them confidence in something beyond their past experiences.
We began by initially endorsing them for their first Kiva loan of $10,000 for the equipment they needed. We then extended an additional loan to aid with concept development, tenant improvements, and operational support – a loan that has subsequently been repaid. Beyond our financial capital, we made significant investments of time by providing creative arts and business development support. We also own the initial Shelby Park building at 739 Oak and were able to offer a 5-year lease at a subsidized rate in order to support their operations.
Our vision is to impact the world by providing capital to the best organizations. If you have a project or idea you’d like to discuss with us then please send us information about your business to review.1155 S Shelby St. Louisvill, KY 40203