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Claudia and Daniel are good friends and have shared many personal experiences. They also share a passion for style and cosmetics and each has 15 years of experience in the fashion industry.

Their new business venture, Chic and Cheek Boutique, offers an array of clothing, accessories, makeup selections and an exclusive personal style and makeup service. Employees at the boutique assist clients in choosing the perfect ensemble tailored to their needs and budget. The boutique attracts a prestigious clientele, including many Laredo socialites. Chic and Cheek also offers free professional makeup application training to clients. Whether you are wearing makeup for the first time or interested in learning the latest trend, Daniel can help.

Daniel has positioned himself as the preferred makeup artist in Laredo, thanks to his expertise and professionalism. He is requested for many events, including the nationally recognized George Washington Birthday Celebration, held each winter in Laredo.

Since the long-time friends discovered Accion Texas Inc., they have taken advantage of the organization’s varied education services to stay current in their business. The Accion loan provided them with the capital they needed to boost inventory and to compete successfully in their diverse and affluent market.

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About LiftFund

LiftFund. ( is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $5,700 helped Claudia to purchase inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 2, 2014