Total loan: $2,000


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Oakland, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped me purchase the necessary hardware to boost my productivity as a tax preparer and assist in educating my community about taxes and finance.

Krystalynn's story

I am the daughter of a single mother. My mother came here from Mexico and had to start her life over from scratch. Her journey to this country was full of hardship. But her creativity and perseverance sustained me and my two siblings. She taught me my most important qualities — the will to constantly improve and tenacity. She is a continuing inspiration in my life. My mother always placed a premium on education for me and my siblings. I eventually went to college, but I unfortunately had to withdraw due to a lack of finances. Afterward, I started working in the financial services field. After 7 years of this, I then decided that I had a passion for giving financial advice, and so I began my bilingual tax business, assisting my friends and family with their most important tax and finance questions and needs. I realized that, in our community, many Hispanics really did not understand lending, the importance of building credit, what financial institutions are looking for, or simple tax issues. It was a big risk to undertake this venture, but business is constantly improving. It is hard to believe, and amazing, how far I and my family have come since my mother came to this country, and how far we have yet to go!