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Patricia has more than five years of experience in the carpet cleaning industry and has owned her own company for the same amount of time. Along with her two part-time employees, Patricia offers carpet and tile cleaning services for residential properties in the San Antonio area.

One day while searching online for opportunities to apply for business loans, Patricia came across the Accion Texas Inc. website, She inquired with the microlender and began taking the necessary steps to apply for a microloan. Once approved for her Accion loan, Patricia utilized the money to pay for marketing and advertising efforts. She began contracting with vendors to create fliers, informational door hangers, and a website for her business. Her goal is to grow her business large enough to hire an additional two part-time employees.

Patricia said without the loan, "I would not have been able to pay for marketing and continue to grow my business."

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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

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,684,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $3,825 helped Patricia to pay for marketing and advertising efforts.
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 1, 2013