Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16ADELANTE FUND AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Alicia Villanueva — Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas Alicia started with homemade tamales, literally cooked in her apartment’s kitchen and then sold door-to-door. When this business model wasn’t enough to support her family, Alicia’s sales blossomed after working with a Business Development and Financial Capability coach. But where do you go when your business cannot borrow funds from a traditional financial institution? The answer is MEDA’s Adelante Fund, which financed Alicia to the tune of $100,000. Able to secure a lease on a 6,000-square-foot facility, Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas can now enter the lucrative wholesale market. The result? Increased income for Alicia’s family, jobs for the community and even more happy customers. IMPACT $215K Loans disbursed to community- serving businesses in late fall. 3 Access to affordable financial products paired with free services from business experts. That’s how Adelante Fund and MEDA’s Business Development program create opportunity through entrepreneurship.