â€œSomethingâ€™s different about your whole focus to life,â€ she says of her husbandâ€™s passing.
Elizabeth, who lives in Charlottesville, Va., knew she had to work but she found that traditional forms of employment werenâ€™t readily available. So she decided to rely on her own skills and pursue her dream of opening a tomato sauce manufacturing company.
â€œYou have to believe in what youâ€™re doing,â€ she says. â€œThe passion I had for this business gave me the courage and strength to take that first big leap and say, you know what, Iâ€™m going to open up a business and tell everyone about it.â€
She found help through Kiva City Richmond, an initiative by Kiva.org and Capital One that brings crowd-funded loans to entrepreneurs in the region who want to start or expand their business. Through Kiva City Richmond, anyone can lend $25 to an entrepreneur of their choice at Kiva.org/Richmond or become a Trustee and vouch for entrepreneurs they know and trust in their community.
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