A loan of $3,000 helped replacement equipment for day spa.


Valarie's story

After overcoming many hardships, including the loss of her husband to gun violence in 2002, Valarie has finally achieved her long-time dream of owning her own business. Valarie is the owner of SPA-bulous! A Spa Retreat for FA-bulous Women! in Hayward, CA. SPA-bulous! is a place for women to rejuvenate themselves and also receive education on personal well-being. Valarie has a passion for helping women and keeps the spa open in the evening and weekends to give working mothers access to her services. In addition, SPA-bulous! donates free services to fundraisers for breast cancer, domestic violence, and other charities close to Valarie’s heart. A single mother, Valarie continues to raise her three-year-old son, work a full time job, and run her business, while trying to complete her bachelor’s degree this fall. She also mentors other single mothers to stay motivated and keep their dream alive. A $3,000 loan will allow Valarie to replace broken equipment at her spa, such as a steamer and facial bed. To learn more about SPA-bulous! visit the website at: www.spa-bulous.com



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