A loan of $1,400 helped to help move Catarina's online business into a storefront.


Catarina's story

Catarina grew up in Portugal and came to the States when she was 13 years old. She worked as a paralegal for seven years before starting her business, Docerela.

Today, Catarina’s company is the first of its kind to offer handmade Portuguese acrylic stamps. As a single mother, Catarina said, keeping in touch with her family in Portugal was what inspired her to start this business. She currently has distributors at two stores in Brazil and one in Portugal.

Though she is self-taught, Catarina has a natural eye for design. Her goal is to expand her online business into a storefront in Union, New Jersey. The loan will be used to help purchase equipment for the storefront, including fixtures and desks. A talented baker, Catarina would eventually like to sell cupcakes at her shop as well.



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