J. Refugio G. is an independent truck driver who started RGE Transport in January, 2011. Having been in the trucking industry for many years, Refugio finally decided to go into business for himself. He contracts with a transportation company that specializes in moving fruits and vegetables. Originally from Guanajuato, Refugio moved to Edinburg in 1993.
Refugio used this loan to help buy his truck. He was referred to ACCION Texas-Louisiana by the truck dealer who sold him his trailer. Without this loan, Refugio doesn’t know when he would have been able to buy his truck and launch his business.
Within a few years, Refugio would like to buy more trailers to expand his business. “Echanle ganas!” His advice to fellow entrepreneurs is, “Go for it, and open your business! With dedication, everything is possible.”
LiftFund. (www.liftfund.com) is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at www.liftfund.com.