Loan Clients

We have loan clients around the province who run amazing businesses! We are proud to share these success stories from some of the women we’ve helped to start or grow their business with our business loans.

Iris Zhang, CEFA Early Learning, Victoria

Iris Zhang is the Franchise Partner/Director of CEFA Victoria Westshore in Victoria. CEFA Early Learning is Canada’s private school for children ages one to five. Their proprietary curriculum features a […]

Susi Foerg, Rustic Reel Brewing Co., Kelowna

Headshot of WEC loan client, Susi Foerg.

Susi Foerg is the owner of Rustic Reel Brewing Co., a brewery in Kelowna that produces craft beers that are symbolic of the Okanagan Valley. The brewery channels the essence […]

Patrice Mousseau, Satya Organic Skin Care, Vancouver

Patrice Mousseau

Patrice Mousseau is the Founder and CEO of Satya Organic Skin Care. A member of Fort William First Nation and a former journalist, Patrice became a conscious entrepreneur from the […]

Mahsa Arbabi, Hidden Garden and Canadian Co-Packing, Burnaby

Mahsa Arbabi, Hidden Garden Foods

Mahsa Arbabi is the Co-owner of two businesses, Hidden Garden and Canadian Co-packing, alongside her husband, Hamid. Hidden Garden Foods manufactures Gluten-Free and Nut-Free cookies made of vegetables, which are […]

Gail Sharma, GKS Law Firm, Lower Mainland

Gail Sharma

Gail Sharma is the founder and Principal Lawyer of GKS Law Firm in the Lower Mainland. GKS is a law firm that helps people who are injured at work and […]

Lyndsay Scott, Kindred Cultures, Vancouver

Lyndsay Scott, CEO of Culture Kefir Co

Lyndsay Scott founded Kindred Cultures (formerly known as Culture Kefir Co) in 2018 after seeing the amazing health benefits of kefir water. At the time, her youngest son was battling […]

Jackee Kasandy, Kasandy | Locally Global, Vancouver

Jackee Kasandy, Owner of Kasandy Inc.

Jackee Kasandy is the Owner of Kasandy | Locally Global, a fair trade store in downtown Vancouver that offers high-quality handmade products from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Swaziland, Nepal, Australia, […]

Cate Scally, Small Block Brewing, Cowichan Valley

Picture of Cate Scally, co-owner of Small Block Brewing

Cate Scally is the Co-Owner of Small Block Brewing Co., a brewery in Duncan that makes small batch hand-crafted British Ales. The brewery focuses on serving the Cowichan Valley firstly, […]

Charlene SanJenko, PowHERhouse, National from Gibsons

Picture of Charlene SanJenko, owner of PowHERhouse Media

Charlene SanJenko believes that every leader deserves the opportunity to create a world-class impact. She is the founder of PowHerhouse Women’s Leadership Accelerator Inc., a house of leaders ready to […]

Silvia Pogolsha, Lorkin Trading Company, Vancouver

Silvia Pogolsha is the co- founder of Lorkin Trading Company, a family business specializing in importing high quality Moldovan wines/spirits in British Columbia. In 2008, Silvia’s family moved to Canada […]