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Total loan: $7,000
Morgan Hill, CA, United States / Clothing
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A loan helped my active and swimwear business increase its inventory and increase my online presence so I can expand my product line.
I was born and raised in Colombia, a beautiful country which unfortunately has been hit by violence. My husband and I were victims of that violence which led us to seek political asylum in the United States. My father was always a merchant, who fought day to day to provide his family with better opportunities. He has been an inspiration to follow my dreams and seek always for a brighter future. I have been living in the United States for 5 years, and want to start my own business to provide better opportunities for my son. Unfortunately, Brightly You faces some challenges, such as increasing its revenues growing its presence in the clothing market. I want to be a business owner who generates enough profits to not only provide for my family, but also to create more opportunities for my community, such as more job availabilities. In May, I will graduate with a degree in business and will apply my academic experiences to Brightly You. I am proud of what I have achieved so far because I have been able to develop and to improve my everyday business skills. This project has turned me into a disciplined and a driven woman and I am constantly fighting to get ahead of the game. Next to me is my husband who a graphic designer and will contribute his skills in helping me create marketing strategies for advertising campaigns and for brand awareness.