Total loan: $6,000


Springdale, AR, United States / Food

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A loan helped a female entrepreneur grow her healthy food options restaurant in her community.

Laura's story

Throughout my childhood and teenage years in Mexico, my parents were busy with our family business. This required me to prepare the meals for myself and my younger sister such that this constant exposure made me realize cooking is my true passion. Years later in my early twenties, I moved to the US and after learning English, I took culinary art classes at my local community college. Since then, I have been working in the food industry in various businesses. Since I believe healthy but tasty and creative food has the power to nourish one’s heart and mind, I created Bites & Bowls to provide healthy food to our diverse Northwest Arkansas community. I combine day-to-day authentic Mexican ingredients in American classic recipes to turn ordinary dishes into my original creations.