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Total loan: $5,000


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Anasco, PR, Puerto Rico / Food

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A loan helped grow our small business and upgrade our equipment.

Gerardo's story

I grew up learning and taking art and dance classes as a child. I have always been passionate about creating and learning new things. I ended up studying culinary arts. I have been working in restaurants and hotels for 6 years, learning about all the different service positions: bartender, host, runner, server, and chef, growing in the industry. During this time I would always be dreaming of having my restaurant capture the experience and freedom of creativity and innovation in gastronomy, to leave a legacy. I was also inspired by Indian restaurants I have visited in my travels. I am now finishing my studies in Restaurant and Hotel Administration and I am ready to start my business. Mandala food truck will provide a gastronomic service focused on the health and well-being of every person, emphasizing the eating habits that achieve the balance of the physical and emotional; improving the quality of life of the inner and outer body. The dishes that will be made will be fused with products harvested by local farmers and fishermen as well as other healthy and high-quality products used in India in order to create this fusion with Puerto Rican cuisine.