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A loan of $3,225 helps Andres to purchase additional massage tables and to make minor renovations to his new business space. He is hiring an additional staff member and relocating to a larger space to help accommodate an increased demand for services after a successful campaign with Google Deals and Living Social.

His business, JP’s Massage Therapy, previously operated out of a one-room shared space with no parking. He has selected a space that was previously a massage studio and is well-suited to his needs in that it will not be shared and has enough room and increased visibility.

While Andres envisions a future in which he would be able to work 100% of the time at his own business, he currently works for a school during the work week. He devotes his evenings and weekends to JP’s Massage Therapy Center. Andres adds to his vision by stating he hopes his business, one day, will have multiple employees and multiple locations throughout the Boston area.

More details on his massage therapy center can be found at

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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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 $3,225 helped Andres to purchase massage equipment and renovate his new business space.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 31, 2014