Originally from Bangladesh, Maruf moved to the United States in search of economic opportunity so that he could better provide for his family at home in Bangladesh. Even amid the obvious struggles of moving to a new country, Maruf is determined and hardworking. He is a self-declared entrepreneur and always knew he wanted to start his own business. Upon coming to America, he recognized a strong market for wholesale souvenirs and novelty and home décor items. Over three years ago now, Maruf opened his own business, i>Aadore International, which distributes personalized items to customers all across the country. With his tireless work ethic and business savvy, Maruf has managed to expand his business to include two employees and a larger inventory. With this loan, he will be able to purchase a specialized printer, a magnet-making machine and new inventory to meet his clients’ demands. This long-term investment will reduce his operating expenses and undoubtedly help Aadore International for many years to come.