Sandy Cantu

Over 21 years ago, Sandy realized that her neighborhood didn’t have high quality daycare options. With her love of books and learning, she took a chance and opened Storybooks School from her home in 1995 as a safe, high-quality educational environment for children from infancy to five years. As a veteran business owner, Sandy was referred to LiftFund in 2012 to help her business expand from a home-based business to a commercial space. In 2016 she returned for another loan to build a playground and update the air conditioning units. Without LiftFund’s capital, Sandy would not have been able to provide more children the opportunity to learn with her care. With the funding, Sandy has seen her business grow from 14 children to 114 children. “We needed funding and equipment,” she said. “Having LiftFund there was crucial for us to get our doors open, take that next step, and keep going.”

“I’ve developed a strong program,” Sandy said, “My goal is to let children to be children while also providing them the tools to become the best they can be.