A loan of $2,500 helped pay off the cart plus obtain the plans and commissary necessary to get the last permit needed from LA County Health Department.

Hoang (Chino); Victoria's story

Hello my name is Hoang Pham but I am better known as Chino. I was born in Vietnam in 1973. My Mom and Dad came to the United States when I was about two years old. I grew up in the Pico Gardens projects located in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles. When my Dad passed away I didn't have a role-model or anybody to look up to. I was eleven when I first got into trouble. I was in and out of prison. I've been at Homeboy Industries for three years now. Homeboy Industries has helped make me who I am today. I have learned to understand myself and the real world. I would like to set a good example for my 14 year old son. Starting my own business is a way to make a living but my goal is to one day open more locations and help create jobs so I can give people like myself a chance and hope just like Father Greg and Homeboy Industries did for me.

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About Chino's Dogs

Industry: Food
Years in operation: New Business


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