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Jose noticed at the young age of 15 that obesity was on the rise in his home country of Venezuela. He had family members that suffered numerous respiratory health problems due to their weight. Jose’s interest in working in the health profession to combat obesity began at home and was quickly transferred to the United States when he arrived in Miami in 2005. He began to look into the best obesity support equipment available at hospitals in Miami and throughout Florida. The lack of equipment sparked Jose’s desire to sell the right equipment to doctors both in the United States and in his home country. Realizing the difference the right respiratory equipment had on members of his family, a business idea was born.

Jose initially worked two jobs to build up the savings needed for his business. He also asked family and friends to invest in his business idea. The demand for his business has grown in just one year of operation. He needs a loan to be able to purchase inventory.

Help Jose expand his business to provide supportive medical services needed for overweight men and women.

About United States

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $9,100 helped Jose to purchase inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 3, 2014