Total loan: $1,500
Ponce, PR, Puerto Rico / Clothing
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A loan helped me jump start my brand through marketing and ordering more inventory, as well as supporting my family back home in Honduras.
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but my family is from Honduras, where we moved back to at a young age. My childhood in Honduras was full of poverty. I grew up seeing how my mother worked every day until midnight in order for us to have food at the table. She worked as a seamstress designing clothing for ballet academies and other outfits. At 18 years of age I moved back to the United States, looking to start a new life and hoping to be able to help my family back home. At this time I worked at a peanut butter factory where I went from a packer to a supervisor, spending my spare time learning graphic design and photo editing. I quit that job to pursue my first business buying and selling sunglasses, then I had to move back to Honduras when my mother got sick. In 2013 I decided to move to Puerto Rico to start anew, with little money but wanting to grow and work to help my family. I began working with graphic design which is why I started a small digital marketing agency. My dream has been to start a clothing brand with my own designs which is how Buuhoo started and why I'm working on it.