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Welcome to Fikiria!

Fikiria, Swahili for “imagine,” is a creative marketplace for emerging entrepreneurs with commercial space and professional support to help them succeed in growing or launching new retail-based businesses. 


We Support Doers and Makers

Fikiria’s 12 kiosks are offered below commercial rent and come with wraparound support, including business counseling, marketing, customer service, retail display, point of sale (POS) systems and more. 

Fikiria encourages young entrepreneurs, seniors, refugees and immigrants to apply for space since the program is designed to create a path to business-ownership for those who may not have the resources to do so. 

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Located in Portland, Maine

An initiative of Catholic Charities Maine, Fikiria is housed within Threads of Hope Thrift Store at 1041 Brighton Avenue in Portland.