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Jul 7, 2016 10:03 EDT

Josephine – Annekara.com (Feminine Labels & Kuline) is a fusion of Western and African designs that is appealing across the board.

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Josephine’s story

I was born and raised in Nigeria. My parents owned a local restaurant and petty trading business where I learnt to sell at the age of 5.

When I graduated from college, I stumbled on a business opportunity but my parents didn’t like the idea of me doing business with a bachelor’s degree after I graduated from college. As a woman, they preferred me working in an office. I worked a 40 hour week job for over 18 years as a civil servant before coming to the US in late 2008. As a civil servant, I still made out time to sell clothing and fashion accessories on the side, as such I was usually called upon by customers to supply them with appropriate apparel for special occasions such as weddings and other celebrations.

As an immigrant in America, I have worked in Macy’s and Walmart. Now I’m creating a clothing line through which I hope to achieve the American dream doing what I enjoy most, maximizing my God given potential in designing and creating a clothing line and fashion accessories through Annekara.com (Feminine Labels & Kuline from masculine). Annekara.com is a new clothing line with fusion of West African and Western designs for men and women. Kachi’s Clothing Line is established with a commitment to hard work and dedication. We hope to create an enduring fashion niche in America and elsewhere through our unique designs.

When you contribute to the business, you are helping to rent a shop, buy inventory to meet with customers’ demands. I am counting on you to move this dream forward. God bless you.





This loan is special because:

it supports this women-owned business that provides Western and African fusion custom clothing.

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Business Description

Annekara.com (Feminine Labels & Kuline) is a fusion of Western and African designs that is appealing across the board. The concept is about specially designed Male and female clothing line, and custom designs that are not common but very appealing and in high demand. It’s a mix of Western and African exquisite designs: ready to wear. Fabrics would also be a part of the package for people who will choose designs to be made especially for them from designs created by Feminine Labels & Kuline. Raw materials for designs would come mainly from West Africa, United States and Europe. I need your help to help meet demands and also rent a space.

The location of Feminine Labels is San Jose, CA.

What is the purpose of this loan?

A $5,000 loan from Kiva Zip helps me to realize my goals growing Feminine Labels & Kuline, and establishing a high end Nigerian clothing line.

This is how I will use the money: $2,500 for fabric $1,500 for tools and machinery $1000 for rent on a retail space

About Feminine Labels & Kuline

Industry: Clothing
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year



A loan of $5,000 helps Josephine a Kiva Zip loan helps me to purchase the fabric I need to produce my initial line of clothing, and purchase tools to help me with production.



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