Like the idea of local investing? Like the idea of getting involved with your community, your neighborhood – the idea of putting your money where your mouth is? LINC-L.A.’s latest “Micro/Introductory Loan” opportunity may be your first step!
Slow Money SoCal and LINC came to know Zatik Natural (owners, Ovsanna and Garik Mkrtumyan) in some of our very first Slow Money SoCal Gatherings. Collectively excited by the growth of Slow Money SoCal , it was clear Zatik shared Slow Money’s values around local investing and sustainable products based on the Slow Money Principles. While Slow Money and its membership was working regionally to build the community, Ovsanna and Garik were building Zatik, their natural line of cosmetics, a business with those same values of sustainability and health. Currently, Zatik Natural is the only cosmetic company that uses food grade organic standards to source the botanicals for their line of cosmetics.
Wanting to support Ovsanna and Garik was an easy decision for Slow Money minded LINC-LA (Local Investment Networking Club, Los Angeles group). LINC endorsed Zatik to crowd-fund for a Kiva Zip $5,000 loan at 0%. This mean anyone become an investor for as little as $5!
Ovsanna and Garik have continued to maintain their values while growing their business. With the newest LINC–L.A. Kiva Zip loan, Ovsanna and Garik will be able to purchase some much needed equipment and enhance their website. The purchase will strengthen their ability to produce and market the products already in demand at local health food stores and larger retailers such as Whole Foods.