A lot of businesses have suffered due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and it seems like the wave was coming towards the Roloff Farms as well. There is a chance that Matt Roloff was struggling to keep his 110-acre farm running. Hence, he had to take a loan to operate his business during the difficult time. Apparently, the Little People Big World star took a $53k government loan last year. Here’s everything we know about it.
Little People Big World: Matt Roloff Takes Government Loan To Support Roloff Farms
While many businesses were shut down during the pandemic, Matt Roloff tried his best to save his farm. According to a report by The Sun, the businessman and entrepreneur took a loan that supported his business last year. Matt and his staff work hard to keep their farm running the entire year. In fact, reports say that Roloff Farms gets at least 30,000 visitors each year when it is open to the public. People are attracted to the immensely popular Halloween Pumpkin Patch event. The Little People Big World dad has to take care of a huge family that includes four of his grandchildren. He dreams of passing on his farm to his next generation in a working condition. Moreover, Matt also plans to build a ‘dream home’ on the property.
Back in April 2020, Wells Fargo Bank granted a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to The Roloff Company (Corporation) of Hillsboro, Oregon. Well, 100 percent of the $53,841 loan went towards the payroll of employees at the Roloff Farms. However, only around three employees seem to be working there at the moment. Matt and his ex-wife, Amy’s son Zach Roloff, works on the farm. He gives private tours and helps with its maintenance.
Little People Big World: Ex-wife Amy Roloff Listed As Secretary On PPP Loan Documents
Even though the couple has split, Amy Roloff still has a chunk of shares in Matt’s Roloff Farms. Previously, the ex-wife sold off 32 acres of the property back to her ex-husband last year. Since she still has some shares left, the PPP loan savvy will also benefit her. Some documents revealed by The Sun, have listed Amy Roloff as the “secretary.” Little People Big World celebrity Matt currently lives with his longtime girlfriend, Caryn Chandler. She worked as the farm’s manager for around a decade and began dating the President in 2017. On the other hand, Amy is currently planning her wedding to fiance Chris Marek.