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Total loan: $1,000


Sun Prairie, WI, United States / Retail

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A loan helped us to cover the cost of interior plumbing at my beauty salon!

Christiana's story

I was born and raised in Madison, WI. 1 of 4 children raised by our mother who was a single parent. Growing up my family experienced an impoverished life with food scarcities & even homelessness. As a child, I was grossly under-educated; however, I learned much about empathy, compassion, kindness & earned a great work ethic. These skills provided me a great foundation for success in life, I just had to put in the work & seek out opportunities to educate myself & secure my future. I managed throughout my young adult life & in 2016, as a single mother myself, working full-time for a corporate company, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After the completion of my medical treatments, I knew it was time to change my life. I decided to pursue a new career. One that would allow me to put myself & my family first & one that I knew I would succeed in. I have always been passionate about connecting with people, making them laugh & feel better about themselves. I decided to pursue a career in the Beauty Industry. I enrolled at Madison College & studied Small Business & Entrepreneurship and graduated from the Barber & Cosmetology program at Madison College in 2018. My dreams for the future are to be a valuable resource for other professionals entering into entrepreneurship. In 2019, I went on to compete in and WIN the Madison College Challenge for Business & Applied Arts. Fifty students develop their business plan and pitch their concept to a live audience & a panel of judges. This opportunity allowed me to access the financing to establish Prima Nail Spa & Salon in 2019. We now have a location that we are developing in Sun Prairie, WI and plan to open by the end of 2019!