New York, New York
It had been my dream to open my own restaurant for a while. While working at a café in Brooklyn, I discovered my passion for cooking and how happy I felt when I created something that people loved and asked for more of.
I was referred to Accion by CAMBA, whom I worked with to develop my business plan. The Community Advantage loan I received from Accion helped me pay for construction and supplies, which had been my largest expenses.
Now Zaca Café is only a few weeks away from opening. I think Accion is very good for people who want to start a business. I like the way they work and they help out people a lot.