Silvia has been providing high quality child care services in her Pacifica home for 12 years. She started by caring for her granddaughter, and the business grew from there. She has a license to serve up to 14 children, and has also emerged as a leader through her involvement in the Childcare Coordinating Council and as president of the Spanish Providers Association. The children Silvia cares for, and some of their parents, call her “abuela,” Spanish for grandma, which captures the feeling of extended family that keeps families coming to her.
With a $10,000 loan, Silvia can build an outdoor storage shed, so that she can stop paying $200 a month to rent one. This investment will also enable Silvia to upgrade outdoor areas to provide adequate play space for children.
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