Roxana Collazo’s inspiration to become a teacher began with her parents, who placed an emphasis on quality education. Her lifelong passion for learning led her dream of opening a dual language learning center but, as a first-time business owner, she knew she couldn’t turn to traditional lending sources. Roxana instead approached LiftFund, where she received a $150,000 SBA 7a Community Advantage Loan, which allowed her to purchase an existing business and open the Firefly Dual Language Academy.
“We want to give children a head start to their future by providing a dual language curriculum where they will learn how to read and write in both English and Spanish,” Roxana said.
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