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.