As I was walking around Kaleiçi yesterday I bumped into Katja who I knew from the time she Couchsurfed in my apartment. At that time she was talking to me about opening a laundry business but that she had very little funds to do so.
Imagine my surprise then when I saw her sitting outside her newly opened laundry business shop.
She had managed to raise the funds through a variety of means, one of which was something called Crowd Funding.
You listen to Katja explain more in the video below.
Here is a link to her website with lots more info about the project.
Good luck Katja!