In 2022, Tanya Buston was finally able to make her dream of starting her own business come true. Her business, a yogurt ice cream shop called Yogurtini, seeks to delight the palate of children and adults alike in the Valley of the Sun.
Thanks to the support provided by Prestamos CDFI, Yogurtini will officially open its doors in November 2022. The new businesswoman told us that the process was very friendly and respectful of her time, but the most important thing is that they always kept her informed about the progress. She does not consider herself very good with technology, so she is very grateful for the support she received from the Prestamos CDFI team and, in particular, from Juan Gutierrez, who guided her during the process and referred her to the right people to ensure a successful loan.
“I have already recommended Prestamos CDFI to other entrepreneurs who are starting their businesses,” Burston told us. As she expressed, all the staff who work for Prestamos CDFI are knowledgeable, return calls and do so on time. “Every time I had a question they called me and referred me to the right person.” This was one of the reasons she felt so comfortable with the staff and the loan she received to start her small business.
Burston took advantage of the Prestamos CDFI program for entrepreneurs and used the funds she received to buy some of the equipment she needed to open her business.