A loan of $5,000 helped buy a used van and equipment so I can scale my business.

Porfirio's story

I grew up in the South Bronx during the 1980's, surrounded by a lot of drugs and poverty. My parents were never married and I did not know my father until a couple of years before he was murdered.

I got involved with hustlers around my neighborhood which led to nothing but trouble and 12 years in federal prison for drug-conspiracy charges. Since my release in 2011, I have not looked back at my past and have turned over a new leaf. It took years of self transformation, but I am proud of the man that walked out of those federal correction institutions. I am not the same person that went in.

I started taking courses at Marist College and attended parenting classes, I became active in church services and enjoyed the new man I was becoming. The attention and respect of the streets did not appeal as much to me as much as being a better father, son and brother to my family. Since my release, I have not stopped devoting my time to my family, while still maintaining employment. I have completed several national certification courses to better myself and maintain a positive lifestyle.

My only reason for visiting my old community, is to partner up with an established tax-realtor business and donate school supplies to children in the community I helped tarnish. I am still currently active in my local church and have proudly completed my federal release probation without any incident.

I want to be a legitimate entrepreneur unlike before I was incarcerated. I graduated from Defy Ventures, an entrepreneur development training course. Defy Ventures provides all the resources necessary to individuals coming home from prison to start their business. My family is really proud and amazed at the 180-degree turnaround my life has taken. I am motivated everyday to do and become better as a man, son, father and business man. Not only do I plan to contribute through my business but also through my story. I hope I can reach our new generation with my new legacy.

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About Dreamgreennyc, Inc

Industry: Services
Years in operation: <6 months
Website: dreamgreennyc.com

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