Total loan: $10,000


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New York, NY, United States / Food

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A loan helped to expand and build off our existing business, have the confidence and funds to promote our brand and mission better, and focus on ventures to bring in new clientele.

Yazzmen's story

I grew up in a food desert, in a rough area of the South Bronx, NY, without exposure to fresh fruits or vegetables, with my single mom and two younger brothers in a shared project home. When I was 16, I worked for two years at the upscale Manhattan supermarket: the Food Emporium, where I had access to all different food options. This contrast shaped who I am today. I care deeply about health, and giving back to my community. I also believe that education is critical to our success and our children’s healthy future. I am proud to be the first in my immediate family to pursue a college degree (BS Business ‘19), with 77 of the 120 credits. I also am a Certified Health Coach, and have certificates in Plant-Based Nutrition and Precision Nutrition.