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Larry has lived in Lubbock, Texas, all his life and has been in the vending machine business for more than 17 years. He and his wife operate L&L Vending, supplying local businesses with candy and toy vending dispensing machines.

Larry began searching for ways to purchase additional machines to increase his revenue. He visited Wells Fargo Bank and was later referred to Accion Texas Inc. for a microloan. He applied and shortly after received approval for a $5,450 loan. Larry began purchasing additional vending machines to grow his business and presence in the Lubbock market.

As of now they are the only employees of L&L Vending, but plan to hire additional employees in the near future.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 18
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  • $12,463,800
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    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $5,450 helped Larry to purchase additional vending machines.
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 5, 2013