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For the past 8 years, Luisa has operated her family-run pet supply business out of the weekend flea market in San Jose with help from her husband Garrett and, occasionally, their teenage daughter. Luisa currently specializes in bird cages and accessories, toys and supplies for dogs, and cages, food and supplies for hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits.

Recently, when the aquatic supply business next door to Luisa’s shut down, Luisa decided to jump at the chance to expand her business and begin selling fish and aquatic life merchandise. But buying all the inventory for the new product line is expensive and she also needs a new store awning and sign to better advertise her store. A $3,500 loan will help Luisa purchase the new inventory and the new signage and awning and greatly increase her store’s sales and foot traffic.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,684,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,500 helped Luisa purchase of awning for storefront and inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2011