Sarai Variety Flowers Shop
Owner: Lourdes Peralta
Location: Reading, PA
Business: Flower Shop and Event Service
Purpose of Loan: Building Purchase and Inventory
Impact: Economic Security
Lourdes Peralta realized her dream when she opened Sarai Variety Flowers Shop in downtown Reading. Her small business provides unique flower arrangements and event planning services for Quinceañeras, weddings and other celebrations to the Hispanic community and beyond.
After her business blossomed, Community First provided Lourdes with financing for the purchase of a building to expand her store. Not only was this new space a perfect fit for her growing business, it also provided her with a new home. The top floor of the property features a spacious apartment, where Lourdes and her family currently reside. This savvy entrepreneur recently secured another loan from Community First to add a new product line – the sale and rental of culturally desirable party dresses.