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Total loan: $5,000
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Leah

United States
San Francisco, United States / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $5,000 helped fabricate a granola bar cutter to improve efficiency, purchase kitchen supplies and hire new employees. It will also provide working capital.


Leah's story

I was born with a passion for food and discovered my love of cooking in my early childhood. My mom is an excellent cook and instilled in me an appreciation for healthy, home cooked meals. I have always struggled with my weight and I know that cooking my own meals is the best way to control calories and sodium intake, while also enabling me to avoid preservatives and additives.

I grew up in New Jersey, in a single parent household with my mom working often. If I wanted an after school snack, I had to get creative and make it myself. I remember wanting an EZ-bake oven for my birthday to help me in my cooking escapades. Unfortunately, they were sold out, so, she improvised and bought me a bunch of mini kitchen items: a small cookie tray, muffin pan, spoons and spatulas and taught me how to cook in the toaster oven. This turned out to be way better than a child’s toy and was the beginning to my cooking creativity.

In High School, my mom opened her own restaurant and asked me to take on the position of head chef. It was through this experience that I learned the ropes of starting a business and the courage it takes to do so. I was also inspired to attend culinary school in the hopes of one day starting my own business. I moved to San Francisco when I was 25 with the dream of becoming a personal chef. I knew that people out here appreciate healthy food made from scratch, but they don’t always have the time to do it themselves. Using the resources I had, I designed a website and promoted my services around San Francisco. Soon enough, I was a hired chef for small parties and families.



Loan details

Loan length:

24 months
Disbursed date: August 27, 2013
Endorsed by Trustee: Urban Solutions
Risk rating: Unrated

About Awesome Bars

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: youcantfakeawesome.com

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Loan details

Loan length:

24 months
Disbursed date: August 27, 2013
Endorsed by Trustee: Urban Solutions
Risk rating: Unrated