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When Oscar first arrived in Miami he found work as a housekeeper, working for wealthy residents of an apartment building in a good part of town. Oscar’s friendly personality won over the residents of the building, and he began to get referrals.

One year ago, with experience in the business and a good outlook for his future, Oscar decided to stop working for the company and to start his own cleaning service. He now does maintenance and upkeep for seven commercial buildings and apartments, spending two hours a day at each location.

At some locations, Oscar has the opportunity to increase his profits by offering car-washing as a service. He is requesting a loan from ACCION USA to purchase the equipment he needs to get started. He needs a water tank, a pump and hose, some bulk cleaning supplies, as well as a used van to transport the material.

Oscar is enthusiastic and optimistic about the expansion of his cleaning business. Because of the success of his current business, he is confident that his car-washing service will be successful as well.

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 29
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  • $12,247,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $4,000 helped Oscar to buy car-wash supplies and a used van.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2010