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Total loan: $5,000
Mesquite, TX, United States / Retail
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Tijuana's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped purchase organic ingredients and supplies, become a certified Minority and Women Owned Enterprise, and create jobs.
Throughout junior high and high school, I was teased either because of my dark skin, wide nose, the acne on my face or all three. These things ripped away at my self- esteem until I had none. In high school, I became a teen mom to a beautiful baby boy who suffered with eczema, allergies and sensitive skin. From shots to creams we found no relief. I remember mixing petroleum jelly with unscented lotions in hopes of healing his dry itchy skin but it still didn't work. I felt hurt and hopeless knowing I couldn't help my son. Those memories are what I carry with me when I meet someone asking for help. I want everyone to feel they’re beautiful in their own skin. Honesty, integrity and the need to help others are the main reasons I started my business. I'm no chemist but some have called me a mad scientist when it comes to creating products. My dreams for the future is to become a successful business owner who gives hope. I want to be known for the good I do and the way I give back to others. I would like to become wealthy enough to put my money where my mouth is. Ever since I was a child I created ways to make money. My mom tells the story of how I'd come home from elementary school with money all the time. She'd ask where I got the money and I'd explain to her that the children would pay me to be their friend. I'd also buy candy from the store and increase the price by 100% then resale it at school. There are many stories I could tell you, but for as far back as I can remember being a business owner was in my blood.