A loan of $5,000 helped to expand her Mexican food business to additional farmer's markets.

Patricia's story

Patricia (“Paty”) is originally from Mexico City, Mexico and moved to the States six years ago. She has eight years of experience in the catering and food market business from her home country of Mexico and five years of experience in the States.

Paty’s business, El Sabor del Taco, specializes in making typical Mexican food such as ceviche, moles, guacamole, tamales, and fresh fruit drinks. Paty currently sells her food at a Saturday farmer’s market. The loan will help Paty expand to start selling at a second farmer’s market on Sundays. In addition to the markets, Paty also sells her moles and tamales to a local grocery store and caters to various offices and embassies in the District.

Paty will also use the loan funds to cover a year of commercial kitchen rent, design marketing materials, and purchase kitchen equipment and inventory.

Paty’s future, long-term goal is to open a Mexican restaurant in the District of Columbia.

Loan details

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Loan details