Nakelnakell fund 17 entrepreneurl is working with fellow Cole to pursue her idea of opening up a grocery store in the Lower 9th Ward. As a business student at Southern University of New Orleans, a mother of four and an employee at a corner store, she was inspired to open a business that promotes healthy eating for busy families. This summer, Cole and Nakell are creating a business plan and preparing Nakell for the loan application process necessary to secure property for the store.




Fund 17 Business development Nakell lower 9th ward new orleans

Nakell and Cole working on Nakell’s business plan at the Fund 17 office.