Total loan: $5,000


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Philadelphia, PA, United States / Services

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Ariel's story

From a young age, I have been indulged in the creative and performing arts. Creativity has always come naturally but life had other plans for my journey. 7 years ago, I had cardiac, kidney, and lung failure and was code blue for 8 minutes. To the doctor's disbelief, I survived. 3 years ago, I became a divorcee with 2 children to raise and started life over as a single parent. After my divorce, I ventured into furniture refurbishment to decorate my new apartment turns out I was good at it. I received so many compliments and request for people to help with their spaces. My most recent revelation came after a sudden hospitalization due to a severe infection, again the doctors were amazed I survived. I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur but was not sure what my passion was. All these challenges made me realize life is too short and fragile to not pursue my dreams. I found my niche in interior design. My love for interior design and color has blossomed through my personal paintings, crafting, and furniture refurbishment. Interior design has always been a passion for me. I absorb my surrounding aesthetic no matter what venue I step into.