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Help Luis recover from Hurricane Sandy!

Luis emigrated to the U.S. from Puebla, Mexico over 22 years ago. He worked as a gardener in New York City until 2011 when he decided to invest all of his savings to open a general discount store in Coney Island. Luis’ business was thriving and provided Luis enough to support his wife, three children and his mother, who still lives in Mexico. Then Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. Luis’ store has been closed ever since.

Both the store front and Luis’ entire inventory were completely ruined. While the landlord is covering the costs of the building repairs, Luis needs a loan to repurchase his lost merchandise so that he can once again open his store.

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 24
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  • $12,684,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $4,250 helped Luis to re-open store and buy inventory to restock shelves after loss from Hurricane Sandy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015