LK Fashion – Access to Capital
It was wonderful to see the hard work of Boulevard Business LK Boutik pay off at the recent celebration highlighting the progress that the business owner Lili Klu has made over the past year. We also got to see the coalition of support behind her small business that helped make it possible, because for a new business working 100+ hours a week just isn’t enough.
LK fashion was the first on the Boulevard to receive a KIVA loan, allowing Lily to take her business to the next level. Shop and explore her fashion line while hearing the story of building a business from the ground up.
An extra shout out to LISC San Diego for their $1 for $1 match on a KIVA loan that made access to capital possible for Lili.
“Through our partnership in the Access to Capital program with Civic San Diego and the Small Business Finance CDC, we are driving business to the Boulevard and bringing new life and resources to the business community.” stated Tootie Thomas, President of the ECB BIA. These lenders are essential to communities since they are the primary source of funding for small businesses seeking capital and economic growth.
Lily (in yellow), with friends, supporters and representatives from Civic San Diego, LISC, Small Business Finance CDC and The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association.
Councilmember Georgette Gómez, from District 9, congratulated Lily for her hard work.
Ricardo Flores, Executive Director at LISC San Diego presented Lily with a check from LISC SD. Tootie Thomas, The Boulevard BIA Board President and Brenna Churma were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Brenna, an AmeriCorps member provided through Civic San Diego and LISC San Diego, was instrumental
See a past spotlight on LK Fashion, here.