As a young single mother, Arga Bourgeois (pictured) wanted a way to make positive impact on her family and community. In 2004, with a lot of hard work and dedication, she opened Sunfired Foods, a natural organic food restaurant and nutritional store in a low-income neighborhood of Houston, TX. After one year, Arga was in need of more capital to fund her growing business. A loan and technical assistance from ACCION Texas, a Calvert Foundation portfolio member, helped Sunfired foods grow into a fully equipped store that sells herbs, vegetarian cuisine, and freshly-squeezed juices. Agra’s business is now thriving and a true asset to her community.
Photo courtesy of Accion Texas