A loan of $8,500 helped to purchase a set of floor mats and other equipment to allow her and her students to perform in outdoor venues.


Laura's story

Since receiving her first Kiva loan a year ago, Laura has more than doubled the number of families who are a part of her dance studio from 120 families to over 250. She has continued to reinvest her additional revenue back into her business installing a new dance floor and purchasing an electronic sign-in system that allows her studio to run more efficiently.

Laura, pictured here in purple, continues to spread her love for dance, teaching a wide variety of dance styles from all around the world. Her students, such as those pictured with her, wear authentic and intricately designed costumes made by Laura herself. She has also recently hired to instructors to teach hip hop and Indian style dance.

As her studio grows not only in size but notoriety, Academy of World Dance ‘N Arts s has been invited to perform around all around the county. Laura is using her second Kiva loan to purchase a set of floor mats and other equipment to allow her and her students to perform in outdoor venues.

Laura still continues to pursue her dream of renting out a larger space and building a state-of-the-art international performing arts center. With business growing, she grows closer to realizing this dream a little more everyday.


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