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Roslyn has lived in Lake Charles, Louisiana for many years and understands that everyone needs some rest and relaxation from time to time. As a graduate of Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles, the R & R Roslyn is referring to is massage therapy. Since 1998, Roslyn has been a licensed massage therapist in casino health clubs, area salons, and privately for client-scheduled appointments.

Her expertise and focus include deep tissue, hot stone, and reflexology massage services. Her journey to Accion Texas Inc. began when she applied, but was initially denied a loan. This did not discourage Roslyn, but rather encouraged her to address the situation and reapply. This time she was approved for a $5,450 loan for her start-up business, Mahogany Body Massage.

Currently, she is the only part-time employee, and has been since the creation of the business two months ago. She anticipates hiring an additional part-time massage therapist to assist with the growing business. Part of the loan will also be used to renovate her space where she conducts the massages and to purchase oils, lotions, and towels for her massage services.

Roslyn is excited about her future, business, and finding that perfect balance in her life.

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LiftFund. ( is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 18
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  • $12,458,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $5,450 helped Roslyn to purchase oils, lotions, and towels, and to renovate her space where she conducts the massages.
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 30, 2013