A loan of $2,175 helped to buy a new computer, a professional camera and a printer.

Mario's story

Mario, originally from Brazil, works full time as a cook in a Brazilian restaurant but has always been passionate about journalism. Mario noticed that the Brazilian community had limited access to information and news in their own language, so he decided to create Manchete USA, an online newspaper available in Brazilian Portuguese.

The website features news from Brazil, the world, U.S. politics, immigration issues and updates, sports and news about the Brazilian Community in the U.S. Mario loves his work, but he really enjoys watching his community engage with his articles.

For Mario, the biggest challenge for Manchete USA is getting the world out about a young newspaper. This is why he is currently working on branding his business to attract more readers, more advertising and more website traffic. One of his tactics has been to gather local restaurants and businesses as sponsors to support the newspaper by offering coupons on his website.

Mario is asking for a loan to purchase a new computer, a professional camera and a new printer. These items will help him accommodate the new demand that will come from his campaign. His goal is to keep working to build a successful business that will serve as an example for his daughter and son. Help Mario grow his business and give the Brazilian community access to news and information from their country and the rest of the world.

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