CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

 

Chic Sweets Fine Desserts Has been funded

 

We at bayoumicrofund.org, the sponsoring trustee are most Thankful to the 220 Lenders
 and 55 Team Lenders for making this loan possible.

 

This will catapult Heather’s business Chic Sweets Fine Desserts to a higher level.

 

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season
And A Happy New Year!

 

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DANDELION CAFÉ

MAY 24, 2016   BAYOUMICROFUND   0 COMMENTS

 

Dandelion Café Loan amount: $10,000 Location: 5405 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire,TX 77401 Website: http://dandelionhouston.com/ Houston’s abundance of small business resources makes it fertile soil for entrepreneurs, but as any gardener would tell you, it’s the hard work—not the environment—that truly helps something grow. Sarah Lieberman, the owner of Dandelion Café in Bellaire, is a

 

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Dirty Blinds

 

I am really excited to share some awesome news, we just got our first contract with Chick-Fil-a, to clean their blinds twice a year for the next three years. I am offering a maintenance program to restaurants for a low monthly payment and it seems that they are responding very well to it. We will start reaching out to close to 100 Chick-Fil-a franchisees before the end of the year. 2018 is going to be an amazing year…

 

Thank you… thank you, again for your support… and to our Mentor and Trustee, Prasad Menon, You have believed in me from the beginning, your kind words “You got this” are with me every time I feel like I just can’t keep going. Thank you.

 

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UNITED HEALTH PARTNERS

 

Bayou Microfund helped United Health Partners Raise $10,000 through Kiva in 10 days! Kiva Funding Link: https://www.kiva.org/lend/1194858 About United Health Partners: United Health Partners was founded in April 2016 to improve the health of under-served youth in the Houston area. We provide vaccinations, health screening, consultation, and more to

 

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HOUSTON PANINI & PROVISIONS

 

APRIL 15, 2016   BAYOUMICROFUND   0 COMMENTS

Start Date: May 2014 Original Investment: $25,000 $5000 Kiva + $20,000 investment Current employees: 6 Customers per day: 50-60 Location: 1727 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018 Website: http://houstonpanini.com/ Phone: 713-681-4500 The customers of Houston Panini & Provision have taken a serious liking to the restaurant and its cofounders Alex

 

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RONNIE BLAINE, UBER DRIVER

 

With all the business success we hear about in microfinance, it can be easy to forget that people’s livelihoods and personal successes are ultimate goals of economic development. Ronnie’s story reminds us of this, as we can see how the Bayou Microfund helped bring his business—and his dreams—back to life. Bayou Microfund founder

 

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ONCE UPON A PRALINE

JUNE 6, 2016   BAYOUMICROFUND   0 COMMENTS

 

Once Upon a Praline Loan amount: $5,000 Website: http://www.onceuponapraline.com/ Resilience: It’s not something you can find on a balance sheet, but it’s a small business owner’s most important asset. And at the Bayou Microfund, we think that each one of our clients has it in abundance. Take, for example, Lynn Kelly.

 

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SWEET LUXURIES BAKERY

MAY 3, 2016   BAYOUMICROFUND   0 COMMENTS

 

Loan amount: $5,000 Location: 2612 Scott Street Houston, Texas 77004 Website: http://www.mysweetlux.com/ Phone: 832-413-1625 You might not believe it, but the lemon bars, cakes, and other Sweet Luxuries treats featured in cafés and stores around Houston weren’t just made that morning—they’ve been in the works for almost 15 years. It was back

 

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HOUSTON PANINI & PROVISIONS

 

 APRIL 15, 2016   BAYOUMICROFUND   0 COMMENTS

Start Date: May 2014 Original Investment: $25,000 $5000 Kiva + $20,000 investment Current employees: 6 Customers per day: 50-60 Location: 1727 W 34th St, Houston, TX 77018 Website: http://houstonpanini.com/ Phone: 713-681-4500 The customers of Houston Panini & Provision have taken a serious liking to the restaurant and its cofounders Alex

 

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Prasad Menon Given Houston Humanitarian Award

 

Our own Prasad Menon was recognized this month for the work he does with Bayou Microfund at the inaugural Houston Humanitarian Awards. He was one of 10 recipients of the award that was given to Houstonians who are working in various ways to improve our community. Congrats, Prasad!

 

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Kiva Tier 3 Status!

NOVEMBER 10, 2015   BAYOUMICROFUND   0 COMMENTS

 

We are excited to announce that we have been upgraded with Kiva Zip from a Tier 2 Trustee to a Tier 3 Trustee! This means that we can now offer loans to up to 20 entrepreneurs at one time. This upgrade was the result of our 100% repayment rate with our portfolio companies. Thank you to them and all of you – let’s fund more entrepreneurs!

 

Pictures from our Entrepreneurs’ Event

 

On April 2nd, we got together to announce our new partnership with Neighborhood Centers and had a joint event to Celebrate Our Entrepreneurs. We heard from four companies who have already been funded with interest-free loans via Kiva Zip and were introduced to four others who are “on the launch pad”

 

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Bayou Microfund Featured in Houston Chronicle

 

Last week, Bayou Microfund was featured in the Houston Chronicle! We met with Alyson Ward, a staff writer there, a few times over the past few weeks and she came to our Fund-a-Thon event for Once Upon a Praline. We, along with Lynn Kelly of Once Upon a Praline and

 

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