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Total loan: $7,000


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Portland, ME, United States / Food

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A loan helped to reopen a business closed due to covid-19.

Thierry's story

Maine, the African community was small – but it grew bigger in the following years. I believe that if you have a dream, you should keep working hard, and don’t only look at barriers; the opportunities are out there, too.My name is Thierry. I am the owner of Chez Bujabelle Bar & Restaurant. I am originally from Burundi in eastern Africa. Prior to coming to the United States, I lived in Netherlands for 5 years. I arrived in the United States in 2008 after winning a green card lottery. I have been a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2015. When I arrived here in Portland,