Total loan: $7,000


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Poynette, WI, United States / Food

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A loan helped a woman-owned kombucha business purchase equipment to keep growing!

Lacy's story

I have walked a long road to get where I am, and I’ve overcome many challenges. I grew up an only child in a household with two addicted parents. While I was shown many things not to do, I was also given wonderful strength in the way of looking at life that I don’t think I would’ve had if I had grown up in a better situation. I lost my father to opiate addiction in 2016 and my mother in June 2020. I have worked hard to grow my business, despite my obstacles, so that I can show my children another way of life and have a legacy to leave to them. My children help motivate me and so does my past. I completed a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and got halfway through my masters to become a licensed counselor for people dealing with addiction. After a lot of thought and some hard lessons I realized this was not the right path for me, but rather it was something I was used to in my life. I knew I wanted to keep helping people and making an impact in my community. I’ve always had a passion for cooking, fermenting and other kitchen hobbies, as well as gardening. I took a leap of faith and decided I was done being part of the addiction and mental health world and wanted to help people in a different way. I used money I saved and opened Rude Brew Kombucha!