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Nicolas emigrated to the U.S. in 1999. For three years, he worked for a distributor that was importing and exporting Mexican food products. He learned the business model and decided to start his own business. He has now had own his food distribution business for over 12 years. As the price of organic food has gone slightly down, and demand for organic food has gone up, Nicolas felt the need to increase the number of his organic products. He wants to do this to be both socially responsible and responsive to his customers’ needs.

This loan will allow Nicolas to expand his new organic food product line and be one of leading organic distributors in New Jersey.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City Newark initiative in partnership with the Intersect Fund. Kiva City Newark is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.

About The Intersect Fund

The Intersect Fund (IF) is a rapidly growing, nonprofit microlender and a certified Community Development Financial Institution that equips entrepreneurs in low-income areas of New Jersey with the skills and capital they need to build profitable businesses. Since inception, the organization has served more than 500 entrepreneurs. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to impact an even greater number of entrepreneurs in New Jersey and help them boost their incomes.

About United States

  • $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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $10,000 helped Nicolas to buy more organic products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015