A loan of $5,000 helped expand with more space and enroll more children into my daycare.

Olivia's story

Working with small children is my passion. I love kids and always wanted to have a big family. Growing up as a teenager I was the one person people could always count on to babysit for family, church members, and neighbors. As I got older I became the main caregiver for my family and close friends. I was responsible and in charge of preparing meals, helping with homework, and basically always being there when I was needed.

I recently relocated to Tucson, AZ from Memphis, TN to expand my child care business. The crime rate in Memphis was very high, and I also wanted a safe environment for my kids, but I also wanted to continue providing child care services. One of my close friends had recently moved to Tucson and told me that the crime rate wasn’t as high as in Memphis, and there was a huge need for child care services. So I took a chance to relocate my daycare home to Tucson.

Now that I am in Tucson, I want to expand and grow my daycare facility. In Tucson there is currently an urgent need for affordable, quality child care services, especially for low-income families. Bringing my daycare business to Tucson already has provided employment opportunities for the local community seeking part-time work. Once I expand I will be looking to hire qualified people for both an additional part-time position, as well as a permanent, full-time position.

My background and life experiences made me realize the importance of helping low-income families afford quality child care services. One of my main business goals is to expand the number of children I can provide for. I thank Kiva for giving me the opportunity to reach out to “investors” so I can one day expand my business, which currently is certified for only 4 children. This loan will allow me to expand to 10 children by moving into a larger facility with more space, a large backyard with a private fence, and a secure private neighborhood park located within a short walking distance. The kids will love it!

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About Beyond Our Dreams Child Care, LLC

Industry: Services
Years in operation: More than 5 years


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