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Audrey J. created Visions CPR, First Aid & EMT Training because she wanted to provide excellent training for medical professionals. Audrey has been working in the medical sector for over 30 years. She was originally a medic in the Army and then began training others in 1986. Her passion for teaching led her to open her own training center to ensure students receive top quality courses.

The Visions CPR courses give medical professionals the skills to save lives. Audrey’s loan from ACCION Texas-Louisiana was used to replace old equipment, to pay three months’ rent on the facility, and to put money aside to pay instructors. There are many companies that offer training in the industry, so Audrey has to make Visions CPR stand out. She does this by buying state of the art equipment and by hiring professional paramedics to teach classes. The professional paramedics give her clients “off the books” knowledge that they may not receive at other training centers.

Audrey opened her business in 2006 and has been working to improve it since then. Her advice to people opening new businesses is to find the best ways to advertise because advertising can be difficult. She also wants to tell new entrepreneurs that starting a business is not easy. She says, “You have to have a desire to do what you’re doing.” Audrey has proven that being patient and diligent, despite setbacks, will help a business succeed. She looks forward to continuing to provide medical professionals with the courses they need.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,458,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $9,575 helped Audrey to buy new equipment, pay three months' rent and salaries for teachers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012