Farah Brunache

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Farah Brunache discovered the importance of investing in the environment following her experience demolishing and building homes affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being raised by Haitian parents who wanted to provide a better life for their children, Farah felt a strong drive to pursue her dream of starting her own business that makes a social impact. Farah started Electric Feel when she discovered that there was a limited number of reliable charging stations for her electric vehicle. After heavy research of the industry, government regulations and incentives, and markets, she realized this was a wide-scale issue with great potential. Farah created her business to provide electric vehicle charging stations to the general public in Washington, D.C., by leasing parking spaces of businesses and retail/commercial property and then installing the charging stations. After gaining momentum and interest from individuals and businesses for their services, Electric Feel posted a loan on Kiva for $5,000. The loan was fully funded by 160 people from around the world including the U.S., Australia and Italy.