Text and photos by Gabriel Cervera
Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT) and ACCION Texas, launched the MATT Micro-lending Assistance Program, both organizations jointly created this program to help individuals establish their new small enterprise.
Secretary of the State of Texas Hope Andrade was a special guest at the event. She expressed the sat- isfaction she felt for this positive initiative. Janie Barrera, President and CEO, ACCION Texas-Louisi- ana and Aracely Garcia Granados, Executive Director of MATT were also in attendance.
The first local business to par- ticipate in this program was La Tradicional Tortilleria, located at 3319 West Ave, owned by Anne- Marie Grube a successful business woman who has taken the oppor- tunity to partner with MATT and ACCION-Texas.
Community representatives ap- plauded the financial support and technical assistance this project will lend in helping make the American dream come true.