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Total loan: $7,500
Spokane, WA, United States / Clothing
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Felicia's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped helps a woman-owned business to buy merchandise, shipping supplies & launch.
I am a single mother of 3 kids, 2 disabled. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California but was forced to relocate to Washington State to escape domestic violence. Having 2 disabled toddlers 1 1/2 years apart and being in a new state with no support made it almost impossible for me to keep a job and stay mentally and emotionally stable. I slipped into a deep depression and had to find a way out and a plan to overcome. After many sleepless nights and prayers, I found the strength to put on my armor and fight. Not only for my future but more so for the future of my children. The best part of this all is that they will also have the opportunity to help grow and maintain the business that they watched their mother build after all that we've been through. Since the age of 12, I've had a passion for helping people. We (myself & kids) have helped clothe and feed the homeless and disabled right out of our kitchen and closets. Helping is one thing that has helped me get through some of my darkest days, to this day. One things that I noticed most of the homeless population lacked, that I could not provide most of the time were socks & underwear. I decided to start an online retail store selling t-shirts, underwear, socks, and other essential products for men, women, and children. Once my business starts generating revenue, I plan to give back to my community by participating in fundraisers and also donating socks, underwear, and t-shirts to the homeless and those in need- especially during the cold weather.