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Total loan: $3,000

Latonya

Baltimore, MD, United States / Retail

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A loan helped with purchasing new inventory to increase sales, and access to sustainable working capital for my business.


Latonya's story

Hello Kiva Lenders, My desire to start my business grew stronger after the death of my grandmother and one year later my mother. I knew I had more to contribute to the world bigger than what my 9-5 career job could offer. I want to be remembered by how I make people feel. I want my light to shine on even after I'm gone on. I grew up in Baltimore, and dedicated to the beauty world. I love everything about making women feel and look their most beautiful! Its something about the smile I see whether helping them. I often hear from the brides and their moms, how special I made them feel. It was a winter snow storm in January of 2015 where my car did at 360 turn about 5 times, that I realized I had a purpose much more in this world. I made the choice to take a chance. I felt empowered and confident that I could do it. I still remember that day, my new beginning. I've always dream of locations in different cities. Is part of my dream to keep my light shinning bright. I want to continue creating an undeniable experience for women and build a legacy for my family. I believe we're all given a gift and placed on earth to with a purpose, it's totally up to us what we do with that gift. If you should choose to use that gift, your life will forever change. I wake up every day with a full heart to be trusted with my gift and to use it for good. And I know my grandmother and mother are smiling down on me saying job well done.