At 22, Jesus attended community college and became a certified mechanic in his hometown of Mexico City. Today, at 60, he lives in El Paso, Texas, and operates his own business, L-Garage.
When he first started in business, Jesus rented a facility and picked up on the trade he learned in his native country. He soon began attracting regular customers who returned time and time again to his shop.
After 25 years of entrepreneurship, Jesus visited an ACCION Texas Inc. office in his neighborhood, inquired about a loan, and was approved. This is his first loan with ACCION, and he plans to use the funds to update his shop’s equipment.
At L-Garage, Jesus employees three other mechanics and plans to hire more as his business expands.
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.