Total loan: $10,000


Duquesne, PA, United States / Services

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A loan helped expand KSC Commercial Cleaning Services to include more services and employees to provide a clean, healthy environment.

Karen's story

My name is Karen. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am 55 years old. I have two children and I am married to a wonderful man. My daughter is 39 years old and my son, whom I've adopted, is 11 years old. I have been in fast food management for over 20 years. I have survived a Brain Aneurysm, and I believe that God gave me a second chance. My desire today is to live my dream of being a business owner so that I can give people a second chance at employment and build a foundation for my children's future. The KSC in my business name stands for Karen's Second Chance. I received my first Kiva Zip loan in May 2015 (zip.kiva.org/loans/13635) and greatly enjoyed the experience. Since then, I have lent to eight other businesses on Kiva Zip.