Hasan Abdulkareem – Adem’s Auto Sales

Hasan AbdulKareem next to car

Hasan Abdulkareem left Iraq at 12 years of age and came to the US with his mother and brother after nine years in Jordan. Although he is nearing completion of a Civil Engineering degree at Boise State University, his love for cars has kept him involved with his business, Adem’s Auto Sales. EO was able to help him with a Read More »

Tino Silva – Intermountain Construction and Abatement

Tino Silva, owner of Intermountain Construction and Abatement, is living proof of the “American Dream. With EO’s help, a relationship with Zions Bank was built that ultimately helped him secure an SBA 7(a) loan and purchase the business at which he had worked for the past eight years. The previous owner of the company was ready to retire and thought Read More »

Horacio Castillo – Janitzio Restaurant

Horacio Castillo in the kitchen

Horacio Castillo has owned Janitzio Restaurant for nine years and runs it with his family. Recently the owner of the building where their restaurant formerly resided informed Horacio that she did not intend to renew their lease. So Horacio made plans to buy the building across the street that housed a competing restaurant, knowing that the restaurant’s owners were ready Read More »

Annonciatha Mukagasawa – Annonci’s Child Care

Headshot of Annonciatha Mukagasawa

Annonci’s Child Care is filled with active, inquisitive kids. Annonciatha Mukagasawa has worked hard to build a friendly, comfortable place for the children in her care. Annonciatha arrived in the US from Uganda with her husband and 5 children in late 2012 and enrolled in EO’s RCBD project about a year later. She was interested in home childcare because she Read More »