Total loan: $10,000


Astoria, NY, United States / Services

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Vasthy's story

Hello my name is Vasthy Mompoint, a Haitian, a Southerner, a New Yorker, and a business owner. Our company, Broadway Babysitters, strives to provide affordable, reliable, artistic childcare to NYC by hiring actors that are referral-only, background checked, and CPR trained. We also train all of our sitters to care for Special Needs children which is an important part of our business. Our sitters can give your child a lesson while they're sitting for them! We also are helping the actor community with affordable childcare. 'Let our family take care of your family'. My parents moved to New York City from Haiti in 1976 to give my sister and I a good life, and they succeeded. When we were only a few months old, we moved to North Carolina and then eventually Alabama, where I spent most of my life. The south is everything that you think it is: please and thank-you's, eye contact from strangers, and great food. Although I loved it there, when I graduated from high school, I headed back to New York to begin a career as an actress. New York is everything you think it is: loud, fast, no eye contact, and the place to make your dreams come true. In New York, I have managed to have a successful career as a stage actress. I have been seen in several Broadway shows and have performed all around the world. My dream for the future is to have a successful business that treats its employees well as well as provides an amazing service, and to inspire others minority women business owners to go for their dreams. I know I can do it. I was the the worse dancer in my class, the weakest singer, and my acting skills left a lot to be desired. Instead of quitting, I realized that I would have to work harder then most of my peers. What made me keep going was the fact that I loved it. I had a passion for it. The work was hard, but as I do with most things in my life, I made sure I found the joy between the lines.