Total loan: $5,000


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Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Services

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Leslie's story

My name is Leslie Parr. I am the owner of Shining Stars. I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and have spent a lot of my life in the Pittsburgh area. I took early retirement in 2010, and decided to start a daycare center in order to supplement my retirement income. It has been a challenge, but for the last two and a half years, alongside my niece Crystal, I have been able to successfully run my business in the Wilkinsburg area. I have truly enjoyed the children and the families that I have served during my time as a small business owner. I got married while I was in college and proceeded to have two wonderful kids. Throughout my entire life, everything I did was for them and my husband, which I have absolutely NO regrets about. However, now that my kids are grown and I am retired, I wanted to finally do something for myself, and, through the grace of God, I am doing it. I know that my daycare will continue to be successful, and with the help of a microloan from Kiva lenders, I will be even more certain of my daycare’s success.