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Judith is originally from the Dominican Republic and has been in the hair industry for the past 25 years. Judith first moved to New York City where she opened her first hair salon. She owned and operated this salon for 7 ½ years before relocating to Washington, DC.

In 2006, Judith opened her second salon in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan in Washington, DC. The studio currently employs 9 stylists. Judith is requesting a $5,000 loan to purchase additional inventory and products for her hair salon. She plans to build a display shelf at the front of her salon to sell hair products to her customers. Judith is married and has a 22-year-old daughter and two teenage sons. In the future, Judith hopes to open an additional hair salon in Maryland.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City D.C. initiative in partnership with LEDC (Latino Economic Development Center). Kiva City D.C. is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.  

About Latino Economic Development Center:

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a community-based nonprofit that equips Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help LEDC support even more small businesses in low- and moderate-income communities in Washington, D.C. The funds are used to ease loan requirements, including decreasing collateral, interest rates and fees associated with loan disbursement. With Kiva capital, LEDC reaches out to borrowers that may not have met all of LEDC’s existing criteria, allowing the organization to grow its lending operations through its new subsidiary the Community Asset Fund for Entrepreneurs.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,688,175
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