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Total loan: $6,500
Oakland, CA, United States / Services
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Maria's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped me to buy new equipment and supplies to reopen my business.
I grew up in Jalisco, Mexico and moved with my family to the Bay Area 28 years ago in order to have a better future. I got married very young and was 17 years old when I had my first kid. 13 years ago my husband and I got divorced. It was very difficult to start again and begin new life but I decided to keep going and started working in restaurants and as a teacher assistant. During that time I learned business skills because I started selling burritos in my children's school. Six years ago I decided to start my cleaning business to support my children's education. In the future, I want to expand my business in my community but first of all I want to keep my customers during this pandemic and have a safe service to offer.