Accion just financed a cleaning business in Miami, Florida. Owner Mario began his own cleaning company after coming to the United States from Cuba almost four years ago. Mario had a dream of running his own business, a dream that could not be realized back home. Two years ago, Mario began offering his cleaning services to commercial properties around where he and his family live. His business has been growing ever since. He decided early on to focus his services on cleaning commercial and business properties. He has grown his clientele by providing exceptional customer service which has increased referrals based on word of mouth.
Mario lives with his wife and young son. He works hard to ensure that opportunities are available for his son in this country. He loves spending time with his son playing baseball and going to parks. Mario has had one obstacle standing in his way from true business success. He has never borrowed or established his credit with a financial institution. He learned from a friend about Accion and is so happy to have been approved for a business loan. He needs funds to professionally market his services to get larger contracts.