Juicy Fruits Express
Growing up in Detroit, I have many great memories and had lots of good experiences. My father, a business owner himself, had me start my first business at the age of 10: Jamal Enterprises. Obviously, a “subsidiary” of his company, but mine none the less. I helped him shovel snow and cut grass at Payless Shoes locations across Michigan. I had to quote him a price and once the job was completed, I had to create an invoice to get paid. It was my father who gave me the “Entrepreneurial Spirit” and taught me the basics of business from an early age. To control your own destiny, to create wealth for your family based off of an idea you created; to do good in my community. THAT is my American dream.
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More about this loan
Juicy Fruits Express is a start up grocery home delivery company in Detroit, MI. Our mission is to give customers access to fresh food options, creating a healthy and happy community through food.
In the Metro Detroit area, access to grocery stores can be limited to many people for a number of reasons: lack of transportation, limited mobility, or low income. We are starting a test pilot of our grocery delivery service this summer, delivering to parts of Detroit and the surrounding suburbs. Our biggest challenge is funding for our pilot and the later expansion of our delivery area.
Please support our vision of creating a happier and healthier Metro Detroit by funding our loan today!
What is the purpose of this loan?
By receiving a loan through Kiva, we can start delivering groceries to peples homes this summer. By starting our pilot program, we can continue momentum and continue to operate. That means jobs and continued employment as our sales grows and as we expand. The loan would go towards purchasing the following:
Delivery Truck Rental $242.97 Delivery Equipment $250 Advertising $200 Printing $50 Website $800 Packaging $1,500 Cold Packs $100 Cold Bags $358 Gas $150 Employees Wages $1369
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year
A loan of $2,500 helps Imani start delivering groceries this summer.