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A loan of $10,000 helped to purchase tables, chairs and toys for the center.


Danise's story

As a mother of three, Danise knows first-hand about the struggle for New Orleans families to find affordable, quality childcare. After ten years of being in the childcare industry, she pursued her dream and opened Creative Hands Daycare & Preschool Center, a home-based family childcare center. Danise has operated a successful business for the past two years as she has been committed to her mission to provide quality care to children at an affordable price. Because of Louisiana state regulations, Danise was only able to provide care to six children in her home, but she knew the New Orleans community has a much greater need for her services. “I want to provide more children the opportunity to receive quality care. There are more than six children and families who need and deserve it,” says Danise when asked why she wanted a larger space.

Danise recently signed a lease for an 8,000 sq. ft. space in a great location to position her center for growth. Kiva funds will enable her to purchase all of the equipment she needs for her new classrooms and allow her to accommodate the new families who are on the center’s waiting list.



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