Niasia from Bronx, New York

My daughter is my #1 priority. With some essential supplies, I can start my business!

I'm ready to become a cosmetologist to provide for my beautiful daughter. The only thing in my way are the supplies needed for my program.

My need and situation

I am a single mother of a beautiful 4-year old girl. I have been independent since I was 16 years old. Living in and out of the foster care system has taught me how to be humble, and focus on creating a better life for my daughter and I. My passion for hair has been around since I was 12 years old! Making women feel beautiful has provided plenty of opportunities to my daughter and I. I enjoy making my clients look wonderful. I believe that when you look good you feel good. Being a hairstylist not only helps relieve my anxiety, but allows me to help someone feel confident.

My goals are to become a licensed cosmetologist, and open my own salon. My daughter and I have never flown or travelled outside of New York City. Eventually I'd like to travel with my daughter and see the world.

I need assistance with purchasing material for my small hair salon business. That includes business cards, combs, brushes, mannequins, heads, make-up brushes, capes and scissors.

Meeting this need will help me expand my craft and provide for my daughter. Currently, I am working with Barrier Free Living to enroll in a beauty school however I cannot afford the total amount for supplies.

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This need has been validated by Vanessa from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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Validated by Vanessa from Barrier Free Living, Inc. (What does this mean?)

I have known Niasia for over two-years. She has always been such an incredible help with other tenants. On several occasions she has beautified her neighbors and their children free of charge! She is welcoming and always seeking to improve herself and her daughter.

About Vanessa

I am a social worker. My work consists of case management and supportive counseling to families who are the survivors of domestic violence living with disabilities. My goal is to support families in achieving positive growth. I wish to assist families in obtaining coping strategies which lead to a… Read more