Whatever you stand for, you can make a difference with Kiva. Find your cause.
Total loan: $10,000
Columbus, OH, United States / Retail
Flag of United States
Lamont's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped expand our business and hire more barbers for the city of Columbus.
Hello, I'm Lamont and I'm originally from Dayton, Ohio now residing in the great city of Columbus. When I first moved to Columbus I knew this was the place for me because of the job opportunities and ambitious people. I first learned about business when I joined my fraternity Iota Phi Theta while attending The Ohio State University. I always enjoyed helping people here and there, but in 2002 I became a born again Christian and my faith led me to a lifestyle of helping people. I grew up cutting my own hair because we didn't always have enough money to go to the barbershop, so I developed a necessary talent at a young age. While attending The Ohio State University I had my first child and decided to go into the work force. I knew that if I ever wanted to be successful that I would either have to go back to school or start my own business, and with the rising cost of school tuition I chose the business path. I did what I knew best and became a barber. I became successful very quickly and became passionate about teaching other barbers how to do the same. I opened a barbershop and founded a barber organization that helps barbers improve their business and skill level while being effective leaders in the community. And I'm addicted to what I do!