Total loan: $5,000


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Stone Mountain, GA, United States / Food

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A loan helped an allergy free "ice creeme" business to purchase a commercial ice cream machine.

Quin's story

Ever since I was 13, I have had ideas or created businesses for myself. From detailing cars and neighborhood lawn care to clothing lines and gentlemen's suits and fashion accessories in college, I've created a way to fulfill a need and to stay ahead of the trend. But recently, health and food allergies have played a huge part in why I do what I do. I found out at the age of 12 that I had lactose intolerance. At that moment, many foods I loved to eat, I had to stop eating - including pizza and ice cream. Having to create dairy-free products all the time became a hassle and time-consuming at times, so I was always searching for the newest dairy-free or allergy-free product on the market. Having an entire family that is lactose intolerant and nephews and a niece with serious food allergies, I knew we couldn't be the only family like this. As a summer camp coach, I learned of many other families similar to mines with food allergies. There is a need for more allergy-free products in stores. Unfortunately, this section of stores is not being catered to. So I created an allergy-free "ice creme" for kids like my nephew, Justus, and other kids with severe food allergies and that live a plant-based lifestyle. With every scoop, there is a big smile from a child that has never had ice cream or has tummy aches every time dairy is eaten. Seeing those smiles daily really keeps me going.