Total loan: $6,500


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Dearborn, MI, United States / Retail

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Fatou's story

Hello! My name is Fatou. I am 52 years old and this is my story. I came to America in 1999 in hopes of a new start and fresh beginning. I started my business around 2008 and did hairstyles from my native country of Senegal. Once I came to Michigan, I worked in a restaurant as a cook and dishwasher until I met people from similar backgrounds. I have 4 children, two boys who were born in Senegal, and one more boy, and a girl who were born in Michigan. In 2016, my husband passed away due to cancer and I began to struggle with the hardships of being a single mother. It was hard to support myself and my 2 younger kids. My business was what kept me going, and I let it give me enough strength to keep going. I always feel blessed to be able to say that I am able to go on with my business.