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Lorena’s job is to keep all of her children, ages 2 through 11, well fed. But these children aren’t hers; they are students of St. John’s Episcopal Church and School. She is contracted to create healthful meals and snacks for the students year-round.

Since 2011, Lorena has housed her catering business, Super Growers, in the school’s kitchen, creating healthful and homemade meals. Though she works with the school’s kitchen, she still needs to supply her own food and come prepared with her personal cookware.

To spice up her business, Lorena needed a loan to purchase new cookware. She ventured to Chase Bank, which then informed her about the non-profit microlender, Accion Texas Inc. She says with the loan, she is now able to create more food for the students.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,203,400
    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 Lorena to update her catering equipment.
72% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2013
Sep 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: