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Total loan: $2,000

Sheilisa

Avenel, NJ, United States / Services

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A loan helped Fria complete prototype development of our cooling jewelry for menopausal women.


Sheilisa's story

My name is Sheilisa and if you knew me, you'd know my name is synonymous with the word "Relentless." I was a battered, teen mom of two beautiful babies by 19, yet my spirit of relentlessness wouldn't allow that traumatic experience to seal mine or my children's prospects for achieving success. I refused to be a victim, so my relentless spirit gave me the strength to get out of that situation, put myself through college full time, while working and raising two little kids. It wasn't easy, but I was determined then and I am determined now to not only bring the vision for Fria to fruition, but to also work diligently to ensure its success. Necessity is the mother of invention and I've been inventing solutions to problems my entire life. I don't believe anything is impossible, just some things take longer to figure out than others. Naysayers told me I would never finish school as a teen mom. I graduated a year early from HS, and went on to attend and graduate from college (as did both of my children). I have been a professional writer for over 30 years, but have also held roles as an adjunct lecturer, corporate communications director, real estate broker, independent consultant and now I'm pursuing my passion to be a full time entrepreneur in a totally different field, because my potential is unlimited. Fria is more than personal goal because it's not just for me. This vision realized will impact women around the world who often approach this life stage with dread because of the negative narrative associated with aging. The truth is we have the ability to determine our quality of life at any stage. Through Fria I plan to help women do just that!