Small Business, Big Dreams
Thanks to your work as a DreamMaker, 2022 was a year of growth and transformation for DreamSpring and the small businesses we serve.
With historic gains in our service area, new credit-building loans, and deep community engagement, you helped DreamSpring build pathways to prosperity for thousands of entrepreneurs in 2022.
Dr. Shica is creating a household brand and a black-owned legacy business for her family
Using only wholesome and delicious ingredients, Dr. Shica is growing a national company, a legacy brand, and an "African American, black-owned business" to rival Betty Crocker. Keep reading to learn how Dr. Shica is baking up plans for a global cookie brand.
Tavares uses financial literacy to empower the most vulnerable members of his community
Joseph's creativity and entrepreneurial spirit were investments in his neighborhood
Kattia is growing her life's vision, her business, and her community — one flavorful plate at a time
Buen Provecho Albuquerque is the only restaurant in New Mexico and one of only a handful in the United States that is 100% dedicated to “the taste of Pura Vida” — the flavors of Costa Rica. The restaurant, operating out of a charming space at El Vado open-air food hall in Albuquerque, is a labor of love for chef and owner Kattia Rojas. “Buen Provecho is my dream,” she says. “It's my baby.”
Although she “never planned to be a chef ... never planned to live in United States," with an enduring entrepreneurial spirit, Kattia continues to grow her business. Read our Annual Report to learn how Kattia shares her heritage through entrepreneurship.
Hear stories of resilience in our Annual Report.
Taylor's business gives her the tools to build character and generational wealth for her sons
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