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ConstructionUnited StatesThis loan will pay for new equipment for John’s construction company. John is excited to start his own construction business, focusing on home improvement, in Luzerne Co...Read their story >
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PrintingUnited StatesLocated in Miami’s historic Little Havana district, Jesus’ family business, Centro de Artes Graficas Miami, has been a transformative force in his life. Jesus moved ...Read their story >
RestaurantUnited StatesYou never forget your childhood pleasures. In Steven’s case, he remembers learning to cook with his grandmother and watching her prepare the main meal for family holiday ge...Read their story >
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