Success Story

Transforming an idea into reality. Julia's Turning Point.

LEDC put me on the right track. It helped me sustain a startup business from the financial aide but also the spiritual aide. They want people to succeed.

For 10 years, Julia searched for an authentic, gourmet Mexican ice pop. Unable to find one, she started Maracas Ice Pops, a mobile vending business that sells up to 50 flavors of all-natural, Mexican fruit pops to the delight of students, tourists, and kids alike. Inspired by her late mother, Julia partnered with LEDC to start the business, relocate her production facilities to improve her working hours, and strengthen her operations through the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program in partnership with Accion.

Make room ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt. There's a new game in the District of Columbia – Mexican ice pops.