Total loan: $7,000


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Oakland, CA, United States / Retail

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A loan helped me increase sales and community engagement nationally. It will also help my inventory grow by being able to directly connect with publishers in Latin America.

Maceo's story

As a child I loved reading, writing and acting. I went to the local library every week and left with a bag of books. Although these books did not reflect anything about my life, I was able to develop my vocabulary and still get lost in the stories. Books have been my lifeline. I did not grow up with my own personal library; my two kids have one filled with books I've collected throughout the years and my husband's childhood books. Not having books in my childhood that reflected my experience gives me the push to share more inclusive and representative books to young people today. I enjoy assisting in creating personal libraries in homes across the US. I've always had a love for reading and this sustained me through every hardship, whether I was a child or an adult. I want that same warmth to fill others. Given my curiosity, I have always thought outside of the box and believe I am a better human being when I am of service. Having my own business gives me the lift I need each day. I am thankful that I am able to do this business alongside my family and my kids get to see their mom be more than a mom. I love the ups and downs of my life because they have given me perspective and perseverance.