Total loan: $3,000


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Yonkers, NY, United States / Retail

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Salome's story

Hello there! I am a beauty professional who's spent the past 15 years commited to empowering and beautifying womans lives. The miriad of woman I've been privelidged to work with have nourished my growth into the bold, compassionate, woman I am today! At 15 years old, my innocence was ripped away by force, turning my already tumultuous world upside down. By this point in my life, I'd already experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I'd grown to believe that I did not deserve to feel safe and struggled through issues with self esteem and self worth. It became a very natural process to give to others what I myself needed. I've always had an empathetic heart and a gift for glam. The year I was raped I began my journey in the beauty industry landing my first job in a salon, and having since continued to further my craft. My goal is always to make each woman I touch feel like herself at her absolute best! Working with such a varied group of woman, I have learned that I'm not alone in the trauma I once suffered. In 2011 I took a bad fall that resulted in a broken tailbone and 4 years later I was struck in my drivers side door in a hit and run car accident that left me unable to work for over 8 months, however, I will not let past adversity deter me from my goals. Your contribution to my Kiva campaign would afford me a chance at a dream, granting access to resources that would otherwise remain out of grasp. My deepest thanks for your support in my endeavor!