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After working for years for larger janitorial companies, Claudia and Jovany realized that they had the experience, expertise, and determination they needed to go into business for themselves. What’s more, by starting their own small business, they would have the power to make their own decisions about the type of work they do and would be able to keep more of their earnings each month.

Over the last three years Claudia and Jovany’s business has steadily grown to take on more cleaning contracts, thanks to their hard work and dedication to customer satisfaction. To take their business to the next level, the couple needed new equipment – but the upfront investment was more than they can afford on their own.

A $5,000 microloan, the couple’s first from Opportunity Fund, will enable Claudia and Jovany to purchase a new power cleaner. “This machine will do three jobs at once!” explained Jovany. By automating part of the cleaning process that Claudia and Jovany currently do by hand, this machine will dramatically increase their efficiency and improve the services they can offer to their clients.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 18
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,458,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $5,000 helped Jovany new equipment for his cleaning business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2011
Mar 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2012