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Total loan: $7,000

Tilea

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Erie, PA, United States / Food

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A loan helped us start our new business, upgrading our location and buying equipment to grow our small business.


Tilea's story

Since I was old enough to use kitchen equipment I have always had the passion to cater to people, and food has always been the most prominent way to nurture. I've always admired the different cultures of food, and how it is the one thing that every living being on this earth has a common love for. Growing up food was the main thing that brought communities together. From a teen to an adult cooking with mouths waiting was like therapy. Through many hardships or emotional downs, cooking for others always made me feel important. I now have 3 children of my own who challenge me every day to be creative and quick. They are truly my biggest motivation, showing them that doing what they love doesn't have to feel like a job. Leaving behind a legacy is very important to me and starting now watching it grow into something that they can carry on, creates solace for me in a world full of uncertainty. Showing them that they can be self-made is the ultimate goal, and illustrating these values through a neighborhood restaurant, bringing different walks of life will not only reward growth but a sense of community, which I strongly value.