Total loan: $3,000


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Imperial Beach, CA, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped to purchase the essential equipment and inventory for her beauty salon.

Fernanda's story

Fernanda has always had a very ambitious and entrepreneurial personality. After working at a flower shop for several years, the owner closed it down, and instead of looking for another job, Fernanda and her sister decided to open their own. While this venture ultimately did not work out, it provided her with some essential experience in the process of starting a business. Since that time, she has gone to cosmetology school and graduated from a prominent beauty academy in 2012. This mother of two initially worked out of her home, doing hair for her friends and family. She was forced to stop for almost a year due to some heath complications, but now that she is healthy, she is looking to putting a renewed focus on her business. She is hoping to direct a lot more energy towards working from her home, with the ultimate desire of opening her own salon in the future. Fernanda will use the loan to purchase the essential equipment and inventory for her business such as a chair, industrial dryer, dyes and colors, product, and some marketing materials. “I love to make people feel good about themselves and give them confidence to bring out their inner beauty,” Fernanda says. “I am excited to start this new venture and I am extremely grateful to Kiva lenders for helping me get my business up and running.”