I know how to work hard, just give me the tools to succeed

PATH CLIENTS

The people and businesses that are changing their neighborhoods and communities for the better. 

We support them and we encourage you to as well.

Who are PATH Clients?

PATH clients are entrepreneurs who are either already running a small business or are planning to launch a small business in one of our target communities or neighborhoods.  We target communities and neighborhoods that have a above average percentage of low to moderate income individuals & families, and need more locally owned & operated small businesses to provide goods & services.  

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive & well in economically depressed communities and neighborhoods, but for a variety of reasons the businesses that launch in these areas generally operate with less formal structure, less capital and lower profitability, despite equal or greater effort and value provided to their customers.  

Like all business owners PATH clients work to provide for themselves and their families, but they also work to improve the economic and social stability of the  community or neighborhood they work in.  They  set an example for other local entrepreneurs that investing in this neighborhood is worth it and that success can be achieved here.  We are honored to help them plan, launch and grow their businesses. 

Client Snapshots

Mary Ann Gardner

Ready 4 Doody II

Mary is a professional Poop Scooper that took over the business she operates from her former employer and hasn't looked back since.  Even though her day-to-day work deals with things most people don't want to you will never hear her complain and you will always see her infectious smile while she does her work.  Since taking over the business in 2017 she has grown it to the point where it almost provides her full time income.

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Serges Hakizamina
Karibu Services

At 17 years old, Serges fled the African country of Burundi for a refugee camp in Tanzania. He was able to move to America in 2007 and, because of the various languages and experiences he had during his time in a refugee camp, has served as a translator and interpreter and has been recognized for his service by national organizations. During the pandemic, Serges began to work on his own dream of running his own translation business. Since then, he has launched and grown Karibu Services into a staple of the area community. 

Anna Lisa Ramos
Cocina on the Go

Anna Lisa operates a catering company and food truck that serves the Amarillo area delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From big events to small parties, she provides her spin on the standard 'taco truck.' Anna Lisa's 'whatever it takes' attitude has been the driving force behind growing her business while going to college part time and still being a highly involved single-mom to her four children. Her business is a family affair!

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Martha Garcia
Martha's Minis

Martha and Luis Garcia own and operate a food trailer that specializes in mini pancakes and toppings. They relocated to Amarillo from California to be closer to family and raised their daughter and son here. They love serving the community, giving back, and looking for ways to expand their business. Some of their most popular minis are the banana split, churro mini, strawberry shortcake, and lechera. Good things really do come in small bites and wonderful business come from great people.