Total loan: $3,000


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Fremont, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped me purchase a used commercial refrigerator and a dozen cake stands to expand my business.

Osmara's story

When I was six years old my Dad went to jail and got deported. My Mom raised me and life was an incredible challenge growing up. My Mom was a pillar of strength in the early years when food was scarce and money was even more scarce. She was and has been my inspiration ever since I can remember. She had difficulty finding work and when she did she managed to find another job, two full time jobs, while raising me and attending to my every need. After graduating from high school I met the love of my life and got married while I was attending college. We had my first daughter when I was 20 and life was again challenging. My husband had a difficult time finding work as a recent immigrant and it took awhile for us to scrape up enough money to support ourselves consistently without the help of others. My Mom started a cake decoration business several years ago and she has taught me the ropes as I've built a life and a business to support my family.