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TaxiUnited StatesHans has been a taxi driver in San Diego since 2013. He is originally from Amsterdam and came to the United States in 1970. After working in hospitality for many years, Han...Read their story >Funding via Accion San Diego
TaxiUnited StatesYonas came to the United States from Ethiopia in 1998. He worked in food service in his country, so when he arrived in the U.S., he got a job at McDonald’s. From there he w...Read their story >Funding via Accion San Diego
Home Products SalesUnited StatesFrederick’s father is a Vietnam veteran who sustained multiple injuries during the war. When Frederick first started taking care of him, he realized that there were few opt...Read their story >Funding via Accion San Diego
RetailUnited StatesRubin (on the right of the photo) and Tricia (on the left) started their business, My Christian Heart, in November of 2014. Prior to starting their business Tricia worked ...Read their story >Funding via Accion East
ComputersUnited StatesDanny started thinking about opening a business years ago when he began having children. In 2014 he finally opened his business and is proud to finally be developing a lega...Read their story >Funding via Accion East
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