3 Bay Area Women Entrepreneurs Ask You to Help Grow Their Businesses

This month we have three women small business entrepreneurs funding loans at 0% interest through Kiva Zip. They are the first Centro entrepreneurs to request loans this year, and we’re proud to be their loan trustee!

We vouch for these inspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners who are taking every step to ensure their continued success. Click below to get to know their businesses and personal stories, and lend them $25 or more today! We guarantee it will be a rewarding and empowering experience for you and them.

Lend $25 to a Woman Small Business Owner

Feleciai Favroth

Skincare by Feleciai | All Natural Beauty Line  

We manufacture and sell natural, luxury skin care products including soaps, creams, body butters and sugar scrubs. Our goal is to celebrate diversity in beauty and our target consumer is the professional woman, 30+ who appreciates and needs high quality products for her skin.

“Growing up, I struggled with "fitting into the mold" of what others considered beautiful. I have now made it my mission to celebrate diversity and the beauty of all women with my handcrafted, all natural beauty line!” Says Feleciai.

Purpose of loan: to purchase new, upgraded packaging; revamp website with new template and photos: conduct two photo shoots and purchase new labels; purchase raw ingredients.

***Current status: loan fully funded.

Reem Assil

Reem’s | Arab Street Food

Classic Arab street foods combining traditional flavors with high quality locally-sourced ingredients, all made with California love. We specialize in the man'oushe (pronounced Man-OOO-shay) a snack emblem of the Arab world enjoyed in the Levant.

Reem’s vision is to create an anchor establishment that will build and nurture strong and vibrant communities through the rich experience of Arab food and culture.

Purpose of the loan: to purchase a utility truck to transport my food and equipment to different locations, and hire part-time staff to help me produce more in the kitchen.

***Current status: loan fully funded.

Nellie Stokeld

The Pie Shop | Authentic British Pies, Pasties, Teas & Treats

The Pie Shop is a second generation offering from the Stokeld family beginning with Chris Stokeld, an immigrant hailing from North Yorkshire in England. Fifty years later, the emphasis of our shop is still on whole food, made with integrity and served with love.

Purpose of the loan: To hire a new employee, purchase new equipment, and improve online retail services.

***Current status: loan fully funded.



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