Total loan: $8,000


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Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Construction

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A loan helped my painting company to buy equipment and a vehicle to transport tools & paint so that I can launch my business.

Margaret's story

I started to love art when I was in high school and I had an art teacher who showed me an outlet through my hands. He introduced me to a different type of expression. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to be an artist. Shortly after graduation, I attended school for architectural drafting. Then, in my second semester, my life changed and I had my first child. I dropped out of school to focus on being a mother and working to support my family. Since then, I have then had two more children and gained an associates degree going to school when I could find the time. My dreams were placed aside because I had and still have a job to do, being a mom. In January, I learned about the Riverside Center Innovation's BizFIT program, which gave me the opportunity to revisit my artistic outlet. Now I am not only capable of running a business but also maintaining my passion of painting. Now I can be a part of the beautification of the city of Pittsburgh. Painting every project with perfection and passion.