to goal

Donate $35 or more, get $25 to lend!

Your donation helps cover Kiva's costs. Give today and make tomorrow even better. Why donate?



Total loan: $6,500


Flag of United States
Snow Hill, NC, United States / Retail

Iya's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped with inventory and equipment for shipping.

Iya's story

I have been dealing with random baldness for years from stress and a mild case of alopecia. It was stressful on a daily basis to where I didn't want to leave home because I couldn't afford the hair, didn't feel confident enough to be around anyone. I completely isolated myself. I decided to try a few new methods and became addicted to the turnout. I wear weaves and wigs daily to hide it now. I know there are many women who are hiding things that break their confidence, and I have an affordable solution. I will provide hair wigs and such that will look so realistic that it will make you feel like you're on top of the world. When I get my hair done, I stay in the mirror, I'm always taking pictures. It boosts my confidence so much. I'm motivated every day when I see a client get their hair done and walk around with confidence. When you look good, you feel good, and that is a motivational drive. This isn't just for adults, it's for kids who are suffering from an illness that leaves them bald, older women who are not even going bald but want to protect their natural hair and even senior citizens.