A loan of $7,000 helps a woman-owned business help others heal and thrive.


Stephanie's story

I am Stephanie of Sagely Aesthetics & Wellness located in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. My journey began when I was 12 years the first time I was introduced to hypnotherapy by a very good friend of my family. He made such an impact on my life by explaining how the mind is so expansive and how we humans really only utilize a very small portion of it. He would hypnotize me throughout high school to help me with being confident about my grades, control pain, and deal with some personal trauma I experienced. I have been blessed with unique life experiences from living in Saudi Arabia, being a houseparent for a children’s home, photographing for publications, homeschooling my children, and working with adults living in addiction. My family and I moved to Northwest Arkansas (NWA) in 2004 from Texas, and although NWA has grown to over 500,000 people, its natural beauty has not changed and we still have that small-town feel here. When my youngest child went off to the University of Arkansas in 2018, I decided to go back to school to become a Certified Hypnotherapist and Licensed Aesthetician. My dream was to combine different modalities to empower people to live a BOLD, BRAVE, and BEAUTIFUL life from the inside out. I started my business in October 2019 but then shut down in February of 2020 when the COVID crisis hit our area. I have spent the last year learning new skills like Reiki (Energy Healing), Gua sha (ancient Chinese healing technique), business and marketing skills.


This loan is special because:

It supports a female entrepreneur in expanding their business.

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.


Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.