A loan of $2,500 helped to get the license and purchase equipment for her sun spray tan business.


Dila's story

After graduating from college, Dila decided to move to Los Angeles and find a job. Dila found a job, but she quickly realized something was not right. Dila knew that she was an entrepreneur at heart, and she had always dreamed of starting her own business. She started working as a freelance deejay, but being a female, she was constantly faced with challenges because audiences were skeptical as to how good she could actually be. These challenges, coupled with the fierce competition she faced from others, got in the way of Dila’s goal of becoming a professional deejay. She jumped back into the job market, but still held onto her dream of one day becoming her own boss.

A couple of years ago, Dila began to help her friend with her spray tan business. She would occasionally assist in providing in-home spray tan services for customers who preferred to tan in the privacy of their own homes. After doing this work several more times, she found it very interesting and most importantly, with this job she was at an advantage as a female because most of her clientele were women. Over the next couple of years, Dila gained experience and built a solid customer base.

She has now decided that it is time for her to start her own sun spray tan business. Her goal is to own her own tanning salon and become a successful entrepreneur. A $2,500 Kiva loan will help her attain the required licenses and capital needed to purchase the equipment and material to start her business.



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