A loan of $2,500 helped purchase a tent and imported food supplies to sell at a local farmer's market.


Alemtsehay's story

I was born in Dessie, Ethiopia and was raised by my mother who owned a restaurant. My mom was a very strong woman who came from a household of 25 people. My dad passed away when I was 6 years old from a stroke and this stress began to bear down on my mom. At the age of 12 she arranged my marriage and within three years time, I had three children, and took all the responsibility of their care on my shoulders as a single mother. I attended technological college in Addis Ababa and after leaving Ethiopia, was granted asylum by the United States. I've now been living in this beautiful country for ____ years and I work two jobs to support myself and my three children. I currently sell Ethiopian food and wares at the local farmer's market and I love sharing my country and my culture with the DC community. I dream of someday opening a storefront to sell Ethiopian food and goods, creating job opportunities for others like me.


This loan is special because:

It supports a working mom in brining Ethiopian foods and good to D.C.



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About Sun World Sun Market

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years


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