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Sergio E. works in his family trade of photography. His grandfather’s interest in photography began when he was a young man living in Campeche, Mexico and he passed this interest on to his children and grandchildren. When Sergio immigrated to the United States from Mexico, he brought the passion and history of his family photography business with him to El Paso. He opened his first studio under the family name, Hernandez Photography Studio, in 2006. He runs the business with his wife and the couple supports their four children with the business.

Sergio is proud that the business is still operating strongly during the economic crisis and looks forward to expanding to a new location in the future. This loan is the second that Sergio has received from ACCION Texas-Louisiana. The first helped him remodel his studio and this loan is going to give him working capital to buy equipment. Sergio found out about ACCION because a representative was a customer of his. Without this loan, Sergio would not be able to reach his goals of expanding and improving his business.

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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 $5,550 helped Sergio to buy new equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012