Total loan: $4,000


Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Services

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A loan helped us to purchase welded wire fencing to ensure our childrens' safety outdoors and a smart board to introduce our early learners to the latest technology in preparation for school.

Valisa's story

I was born in raised in Wilkinsburg, Pa. I landed a job at Verizon and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Communications and Computer Technology. I then decided to pursue a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. I climbed the corporate ladder in the process and landed multiple Management jobs at Verizon. However I've always wanted to own my own business. My mother talked to me about the advantages of being a childcare provider and I decided this was for me. She had a group home with a capacity of 12 children. I've always loved children and decided this would be an opportunity for me to make a difference. I decided to begin looking for a building and found one within 1 year. My facility has a capacity of 46 and I am proud to say that we are at full capacity. I intend to continue to grow and eventually open up multiple facilities with my children managing the various locations all the while supporting other small business by bringing them in to work with our children in different capacities