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Total loan: $5,000

Blanca

San Francisco, CA, United States / Arts

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A loan helped buy advertising, tools, crystals and silver to meet more clients needs.


Blanca's story

My name is Blanca Labrada and I’m an immigrant from Mexico who came to San Francisco 7 years ago with a dream as many come from Latin America. I grew up in a very low income family, but with my parents' example of hard work and desire to achieve my goal to be an independent women and attain a better future for myself and my family. I am a jewelry artist that specializes in custom design. I enjoy what I do because I design jewelry with passion, and I feel empowered when my clients express love for my work, especially when I talk to them about the emotional, physical, and spiritual energy crystals carry with them. From early childhood, I was visually inspired by jewels and crystals. I remember that I was 8 years old when I started making my own necklace and bracelet designs with pasta soup. I colored them and sold them to my friends at school. When I came to San Francisco I started looking for the perfect job that would satisfy my lifelong dream. With God’s blessing and the support of my husband, I registered my business with the city and I started selling my designs from home. Later, I got a license as a jewelry artist and started selling as a street vendor at Fisherman’s Wharf. In April 2012 I opened my store in Plaza del Sol, 2435 Mission St. Suite #3, San Francisco. My business is open 6 days a week from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Come in and fall in love with my designs! Patronage is always welcome.