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Total loan: $7,000

Dawn

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Tampa, FL, United States / Services

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A loan helped me hire and empower employees dedicated to cleaning while using organic cleaning products versus toxic cleaning products which is safer for the environment and the health of employees and clients.


Dawn's story

I am a single mother of a very smart and clinically gifted 10 year old son. While working in corporate America I was working on average 10 to 12 hours a day. My son suffered greatly as I was not physically available and when I was, I was no longer emotionally available. His schooling suffered in the process but I felt I had no choice but to continue to work so I could provide for my son. In 2015 I was laid off from my job because they relocated out of the country. Due to my circumstances with an elderly father I could not relocate. I took two weeks to process my new life change and brainstorm a way that I could spend more quality time with my son as well as provide for him financially. Because I have a passion for cleaning I decided on starting a cleaning business. Organically, I advertised door to door and relied on word of mouth. My main goal was to effectively clean homes and businesses the most eco-friendly way possible as well as give the client a relaxing cleaning experience like nothing they've ever had before. Eventually, my business began to grow and I hired my first employee. My son has excelled in school and now attends a math, science and engineering school. I am extremely proud of him and continue to desire the best for him. As I continue to grow and with the help of a Kiva loan I am determined to empower the women who mostly apply for the cleaning positions. Through personal growth and development, I am hopeful my success and that of my team will be eminent.