Total loan: $4,150


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Newark, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped to purchase security cameras and invest in marketing for his longtime lounge.

Charles's story

An icon in the Newark community, some have called Charles’s business a “survivor”. Established in 1973, Charles's lounge is not only a city landmark, but also a symbol of Charles’s resilience. Originally from Alabama, Charles lost both a son and a wife within a year apart of each other. Raising seven children and running a business was challenging for Charles. He fell behind in his finances and still suffers from the effects of that difficult time. While supporting his children through college, Charles aims to get his business back on track. The funds from this loan will be used to install necessary security cameras and to invest in marketing to better publicize the lounge.