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Total loan: $4,000

Lavera

Baltimore, MD, United States / Food

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A loan helped with the purchase of commercial equipment & inventory for expansion into a retail location.


Lavera's story

My mom died the day after my 10th birthday. My dad did his best but he was sucked up in the streets long before his death 11 years later. In Baltimore, you must have an inner strength to walk through these streets without becoming a product of the streets. My grandmothers took care of my brother and I. With enough positive reinforcements around me, I was able to do what neither of my parents were able to. I've attained an Associates Degree from BCCC and later on a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology at MSU. GO BEARS!! Because I've always been taught to do well and get a great job, it wasn't until recently that I realized I could create one for myself and others. I remember needing extra money to keep from being evicted so I sold dinners and they went like hot cakes. While I enjoy cooking, baking and decorating is my passion. I'm currently working for a great university while working towards my dreams of small cake boutique which expands into community outreach.