Entrepreneur Leon Nyarecha obtained a development loan with assistance from the Harbor BusinessSource Center
The Harbor BusinessSource Center (BSC) helped entrepreneur Leon Nyarecha obtain a $2,000 loan to develop an app-based retail store that sells Simple Scooper – a compact, easy to use dog poop scooper which prevents dog owners from ever having to touch dog poop.

Leon was looking for assistance to get SimpleScooper LLC off the ground when a former client referred him to the Harbor BSC in September 2017.

A Harbor BSC consultant assisted Leon in applying for a $2,000 Kiva Zip loan to pay for his 3-D printed prototype. Kiva Zip is a zero percent interest, crowd-funded loan offered to small business owners.

The Harbor BSC is a trustee with Kiva Zip, which helped increase Leon’s chances of raising the funds.

Leon’s loan was funded on December 6th, 2017, and he is currently in the process of submitting the specs for his prototype and plans to continue to work with the Harbor BusinessSource Center to grow his company.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 12/18/2017. Read this issue and more.