Taste of Microfinance Celebrates Businesses Fed by Opportunity Fund

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Onigilly
Onigilly, a local food business helped by Opportunity Fund.
Taste of Microfinance

Where: East Gardens, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.)
When: Thurs., Oct. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 (purchase in advance via Eventbrite); $50 (door)

The rundown: Non-profit microlender Opportunity Fund hosts this annual tasting event featuring dishes prepared by recipients of micro loans. Admission includes an open cocktail bar, and proceeds benefit the organization's efforts to support fledgling businesses.

The event showcases the palette of services that Opportunity Fund offers to such companies in the food realm and beyond, from matching savings accounts to help securing real estate. Case in point: One of Opportunity Fund's most promising beneficiaries is Onigilly, a vendor specializing in Japanese rice balls which recently grew from a cart to a full-fledged brick and mortar eatery thanks in part to a $10,000 loan.

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission, San Francisco, CA

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