While the island of Puerto Rico recovers and rebuilds after Hurricane Maria, the economic impact on small businesses is still being felt.
Entrepreneurs continue to cope with the loss of revenue, employees, customers and power. According to the financial services firm PYMES, more than 5,000 businesses on the island are estimated to have closed their doors due to infrastructure collapse.
Many institutions have come to the financial aid of business owners.
The Foundation of Puerto Rico has been providing meeting spaces, internet services and grants to farmers and small=business owners.
FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers have also been working to restore the infrastructure.