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IDA Helped Single Mother Get Off Welfare Massachusetts
At one point, Erica was living in subsidized housing in Boston with her two young sons. The majority of their meals consisted of dry, packaged goods lacking in nutrition. Looking to better her situation, she enrolled in an Individual…
 
Grandmother Goes Back to School and Starts Business Indiana
There aren't too many grandmothers that go back to school and then start their own business, but Laura Burke is one of them.…
 
Becoming Her Own Boss, Building a Better Life for Her Children California
As a single mother, Olga Estrada dedicated her entire life to raising her daughter and son. She left Nicaragua and moved to northern California in the hopes of offering them a better life than she had.…
 
Liberian Refugee Used IDA to Start Small Business New York
Okra, eggplant, palaza and dried fish. While some may think "exotic food," Juah Dyer thinks "business opportunity."…
 
IDA Created Opportunity for Woman at "an economic dead end" California
Sunny Suppa had a dream.…
 
Used SETI to Receive Larger Tax Refund and Expand Business Delaware
Most people dread filing their taxes, but not Desarae Mace-Runyon.…
 
Small Business Week Story: Meet Entrepreneurs Oscar and Zaida California
EDITOR'S NOTE: Many thanks to our friends at EBALDC for sharing this tax-time story.…
 
Business Owner Empowered through Tax Program Minnesota
Javier heard about AccountAbility Minnesota (AAM) from a friend who had come here to get help with taxes. Javier, a self-employed interpreter, needed help getting his tax situation back on track. Javier, originally from Peru, has been living…
 
FDA Program Helps Cancer Fighting Woman Save Her Business Maine
Editor’s Note: Stacy Ayotte's Story was originally published here. Minor edits have been made for context.…
 
Machinist Transforms Waste into Business Opportunity New Hampshire
Editor’s Note: Woody Bigos' story was originally published by the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. Minor edits have been made for context. “Go figure it out.” Machine shops create mounds of metal shavings and odd-sized ends …
 
Entrepreneurial Farmer Grew Her Savings in an IDA. Now She’s Planning to Work Toward Social Change. Vermont
Garland Mason joined the BROC IDA Savings Program in May of 2013 to save and plan for her own farm business. She and her partner were raising livestock and had invested in essential infrastructure such as fencing and equipment to run the farm…
 

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