In pursuit of the American dream, Manuela and her daughter moved to New York City from the Dominican Republic 13 years ago. Her love for children inspired her to open a day care service. About eight years later, she has a license to care for up to 14 children and has an assistant to help her. Manuela is very well-liked by the parents and has a waiting list for places in the day care center. As a charismatic entrepreneur, she says it’s her dream come true to be able to grow her business. She plans to move to a bigger space and extend her day care services to more families in the community.
This loan will enable Manuela to purchase additional cradles, high chairs, toys, and floor mats. She will use the rest to pay for advertising in the area.