Total loan: $8,500


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West Covina, CA, United States / Agriculture

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Stacey's story

I grew up in the community I serve. It's a small community at the foothills of the Angeles Crest National Forest. As a child, my mother and grandmother taught me the importance of eating and growing my own food; and, no matter where I've lived, gardening and healthy eating have been a priority, both for myself and for my community. Now, I have the opportunity to give back to the community that raised me. Unfortunately, there are fewer local sources of fresh produce here than there were when I was a child. I can directly address this through the Altadena Farmers' Market, continuing to prioritize wellness by making fresh, local produce accessible and affordable.