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Total loan: $5,000

Wanda

Lemon Grove, CA, CA, United States / Construction

Wanda's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to have working capital on hand so that she can grow her business and win more construction projects to put more people back to work.


Wanda's story

Wanda is one of the most impressive people you will ever meet. She started the only African-American, woman-owned construction staffing agency in the United States, and she contracts workers to various large transportation projects in more than 25 different states.

She was working as a very successful loan processor in Orange County, when the real estate market crashed in 2008. She found herself needing a career change and wanted to relocate to San Diego.

It was then that she decided to start a staffing agency that helps construction workers find jobs. She overcame many challenges being a female in a male-dominated industry. Her entrepreneurial spirit helped her succeed in the construction industry, and her goals for the next few years include hiring more employees and staffing more large projects. She is very involved in the community, sitting on various boards and committees.

She has a passion for getting people back to work, and she pays all her workers a prevailing wage so that they can support their families.

Wanda needs a Kiva loan so that she can have working capital on hand so she can grow her business and win more construction projects to put more people back to work.