A loan helped a local barber buy his building.


Andre's story

I am a man of the community. Raised in the City of Rochester, NY by a single mother. Growing up in the city, we didn’t have a lot of money and the surroundings led to a cycle of problems. I was fortunate to have motivating individuals that I met along the way. My community has always supported my visions and energy. This helped me to believe and know that I could be successful. Knowing that, I have dedicated myself to the duty of helping, encouraging and enabling the youth to be successful.
Barbering is my family’s tradition. I started out at age 12 cutting hair with my uncle, brother, and cousins. The children in the neighborhood and school would see the nice haircuts and I began to grow a clientele. I would always watch my family of barbers as they cut hair, learning styles and techniques. I was licensed by the age of 19, drawing advice and direction from the older guys in the shop. This helped me stay focused in working towards my goals.


This loan is special because:

it helps a barber cement his place in the community by paying the down payment on the building so he can become the owner.



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About Andre's Barbershop/salon

Industry: Retail
Years in operation: More than 5 years

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