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Discovering that postal services were limited in his area, Carlos found a niche and opened a postal service three years ago with a loan from ACCION USA. Each week he sends a freight of 120-150 packages between 4-8 pounds to Ecuador. His business has been very well received in his community in Queens, New York. He is married and has three children he is able to support through the success of his small store.

Carlos has been approved for another loan through ACCION USA, to purchase a car which he will use to bring packages to and from the airport for shipping. This is his first car and he says that it will help him to increase his efficiency and grow his business.

Most of his clients are sending gifts and clothing to Ecuador and they are so grateful for the service he provides. Carlos loves that he is able to connect the people of his community with their family and friends back in Ecuador. Many of his clients are unfamiliar with other means of shipping goods to their home country, so Carlos provides an easy and simple way for people to stay connected to their distant loved ones.

About United States

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $5,750 helped Carlos to buy a car for transporting packages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2011