b'a legacy of . Thriving Latino 2022 By the Numbers Small Businesses 400 small businesses servedClient Story FiestaBowls,100% a Mexican snackof loans distributed to minoritybusiness, opened insmall business ownersthe Mission three months before COVID- 391 19 closures in March 2020. We lived foractive loans with $786,100 inmonths without anytotal disbursement for an averagemoney coming in,loan of $27,100 says co-owner Jos.Upon reopening, the owners sought to meet the63 adapted needs of their neighborhood clientele.CalOSBA applications awardedHaving first utilized MEDA services when theyto micro-entrepreneurs through launched pre-pandemic, they connected again for theMEDAs collaboration withnew Racial Equity Lens (REL) loan fund and the5 community partners to administeropportunity to purchase new equipment. the program for the City andCounty of San FranciscoThanks to REL, we were able to keep our business running smoothly, Jos says. It allowed us to make critical investments and move forward with success.9'