Total loan: $10,000


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Cincinnati, OH, United States / Food

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Jasmine's story

My name is Jasmine Ford & I'm the owner of Jazzy Sweeties. I want to tell you a little about myself, I'm the only girl of three children. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio by a single parent who struggle just to make sure me and my brothers have everything we need. We lived downtown (OTR), most of my childhood. I can say I had a wonderful childhood I always wanted to go to Over The Rhine Rec center and hang out with my brothers. My mother was a strong women, we went through many things in our lifetime but with the grace of God we made it. My mother use to work at this Ice cream place, I use to love going to work with her. It was there where I fell in love with cookies and cream. I always told her that one day I would own my own business. It was my mother’s courage and strength that forced me to want to open my own business. As a child I always had this urge to bake. My first encounter with a oven was when I was ten years old. I loved it so much you could always catch me cooking and baking cakes. Even then as a child I thought I knew what I wanted, but as I got older and things got a little harder, my life change. After putting myself through college, I work a few jobs landing at a job with Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. I worked there for four years and I didn't like it. I wan’t to do something that would have a positive impact on someone’s day. It wasn't until one day when I picked up a cake pan again and I felt that passion for baking that I had felt years ago. I knew then that this would be the way that I could bring love to people and create the positive impact and set out to create a business to do just that. Now today at the age of twenty-three, I have a business (Jazzy Sweeties) that I love and others love. I’ve worked very hard over the past two years and now I have a storefront. I will greatly appreciate if you would become a lender for Jazzy Sweeties to help purchase equipment and supplies for the store. It would mean so much to me if I could raise all the money on my own without using a traditional financial Institution. Thank you so much for allowing me to share my story. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for contributing to the continued success of my business.