Total loan: $6,500


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Rochester, NY, United States / Food

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A loan helped a hungry kid who became a father and entrepreneur ensure we keep helping the world one empanada at a time.

Luis's story

I am a man of the community born and raised in the city of Rochester, NY to a single mother. Growing up in poverty I watched my mother take the little we had and create miracles in the kitchen which inspired me to be the chef I am today. After school I used to go to the local super market and carry bags for customers to their cars to collect enough money to buy rice, beans, and meat to feed me, my mother and my brothers. The community calls me the "food man" because I feed everybody regardless if they have money. My name is Luis Carrasquillo and I am the founder of Munchies Roc City Empanadas. We are a company built for the people by the people. Our dream for the future is to create a product and a brand that last's forever.