Total loan: $8,000


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Milwaukee, WI, United States / Services

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Alexis's story

Growing up in the urban areas of Milwaukee as a child, wasn’t always easy. But life is what you make it right? I remember always wanting to learn more, be around different people and help others. As I’ve grown not much of that has changed. At 17, fresh out of high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I just know I had a passion for helping others and beauty. So I decided to pursue a career in the beauty industry. I found a school to attend, graduated, and soon after start working in the field. I always wanted to do something that made people smile and made people feel more beautiful and the beauty industry does that for me. Rather it’s giving someone some bomb brows and being that therapist for my clients after a long day. It is very rewarding! One day in November of 2016, I got fed up and just decided to quit my job. I didn’t know exactly how I would do it but I know anything can be accomplished with hard work. I set up shop in an extra bedroom in my house and worked my way up from there. Fast forward to now, I now have a storefront that not only employs me but 7 others. In the future, I want to offer more services, create more jobs and continue to uplift women in our communities.