Mayor Tubbs partnered with Kiva, a cool way for businesses and entrepreneurs to get funding. Kiva works by crowdfunding, individuals from all across the globe can give as little as $25 to help a business or startup idea with funding.
Stockton businesses have already taken advantage of this program. Here is a sample:
Nicole Tobias-Cooks (Dulce Vita Bakery) - funded. $3,000 loan, from 61 Kiva lenders.
William Chaddock (Channel Brewing) - funded. $8,000 loan, from 129 Kiva lenders.
Lupita Vializ (Core Prime Interpreting & Translating) - funded. $1,000 loan, from 31 lenders.