A loan helped purchase new equipment for a food truck and grow our small business.

Lynette's story

Lumpia is definitely a labor of love. When Filipinos make lumpia, it is typically a group activity. Chopping the vegetables, browning the meat, mixing, and rolling the lumpia is done at the same time that storytelling, instructing, laughing and bonding occur. I learned how to roll lumpia and cook Filipino food from my mom who learned from her mother-in-law, my Grandma Connie. At Lumpia Love, every lumpia is hand-rolled, yes...with love.

My first lumpia experiences began when my mom had a similar business to mine called Lynda's Lumpia. She was one of the very first food vendors at the Tacoma Farmers Market. I started out separating lumpia wrappers, which at the time did not come individually separated as they do now. The wrappers are thin and delicate and if you're not careful, they rip- sometimes to the point of no return. Eventually, I graduated to "lumpia roller" but this initial entry point as a lumpia wrapper separator taught me patience and how to finesse the wrapper to get it to cooperate and work to my advantage as is required in business.

As a small business owner, there are many trials and tribulations that I will go through. COVID restrictions have tested us. We have made many pivots including selling only frozen lumpia at a period of time due to government shutdowns. At times, it seemed very daunting but we are persisting and with the help of loans and grants, as well as generous customers, we are navigating our way through this pandemic and becoming stronger in the process.

This loan is special because:

It supports a female entrepreneur in expanding their business.

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About Lumpia Love

Industry: Food
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: LumpiaLoveStore.com


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