A loan of $7,000 helped an Indian restaurant add a small bar and expand its staff to offer Nepali dishes.
Portland, ME, United States
My name is Pushpa. I was born in Pokhara, Nepal and I moved to the United States 11 years ago. I filed for political asylum in the United States and now am able to stay here. I moved to Portland, Maine five years ago, and since I moved here I have loved it. It is just like a home away from home for me. I have two business partners, Sachet and Dipesh, who also from Nepal. Beyond my restaurant, I also am a part-time student at Southern Maine Community College, where I am finishing my school. My advice to younger people is to follow your dreams; we always need some help from others, so get help if you need it.