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Total loan: $7,000
Blue Island, IL, United States / Retail
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Pinias's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped fund a mobile application, purchase equipment, marketing tools and expand operations.
I grew up in uptown New York which is an inner-city minority community plagued with gun violence and poverty. Growing up in this community ignited me to always strive for more because I noticed the lack of resources. We are not being educated regularly on how to build financial success or run a business, so I decided to be the change for my community. Growing up in this neighborhood had a major impact on my passion to start a business in the beauty industry. In college along with being a full-time student, I was able to start my 1st business with a hair company. Today, I am a serial entrepreneur with business ventures including a beauty business and restaurant. My dream for the future is to help build minority women open businesses across the world.