Total loan: $2,000


Bronx, NY, United States / Services

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A loan helped to remodel my daycare so that I could accept more families into my daycare and therefore be helping more children.

Dabelva's story

I am Dabelba Tavarez. I am a passionate, hard-working daycare provider. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I have been drawn to children as long as I can remember. Growing up I always participated in activities that involved caring for children. As an older sister to two younger brothers I was the designated babysitter and took on the role with great pride and joy. At the age of 16 my family and I relocated to the United States in search of the “American Dream”. At this time I was obligated to do anything and everything I could to help my family make ends meet so I began working at a hair salon. As each day went by I continued to think about my dream and why I truly came to this country, which was to open my own daycare center. I used the hair salon to my advantage by working and saving as much as I could in order to someday have my very own daycare center. My dream has finally come true, but the reality is not as simple as it was in my dreams as a young girl. Due to limited resources and high demand of families in need I am unable to provide the highest quality daycare that I have always dreamed of.