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Since opening her small restaurant, Topis, more than 12 years ago, Cupertina has been serving delicious traditional Mexican food to new and loyal clients that visit her establishment in Atascosa, Texas.

Cupertina is a hardworking mother, and soon to be grandmother, who has goals to expand the family restaurant. After hearing an interview about micro-lending on Univision, Cupertina came to Accion Texas Inc. for help to fund that goal.

With the small business loan she received, Cupertina is able to add more tables and seating in her restaurant, as well as complete a few minor renovations to the space. Her hopes are to make the atmosphere even more inviting and accommodating to her diners.

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About LiftFund

LiftFund. ( 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

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,223,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $5,450 helped Cupertina to purchase more seats and tables and renovate her restaurant.
87% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: