A Look Back at 2009
It's been quite a year. It's hard to believe that one year ago, we were just finishing up our packaging design and planning production. We didn't even have a product to sell or a website until March. In the short, crazed eight months since we officially launched, we've received incredible press, including write ups in Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Nylon, Organic Spa, Natural Solutions and numerous blogs, and are now selling our products in select boutiques and spas around the country, from New York and LA to Kansas City and San Antonio. While its been a tough year in many ways for a start up, we've always believed in our products and in our mission and have known that we would eventually find success. The response from our customers has only underscored our belief. Without actually making a profit this year (we borrowed against our apartment, have postponed making any major purchases and I have yet to take a salary) I am committed to making a difference and am confident in the future of Kahina. Therefore I am committing 10% of revenue to the women until we turn a profit. I am looking forward to a bright 2010 for Kahina, starting with a trip to Morocco in three weeks, where I am planning to meet with various cooperatives to determine the programs we will instigate/contribute to.