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At Good Intentions Restoration, Zach focuses on masonry home improvement and restoration. When Zach completed his first construction job, he realized he enjoyed working within the field, decided to obtain his general contractor certification and become his own boss.

“I started working immediately and have been putting almost all my earnings back into the business,” he says. “I hope that the business grows big enough to where I can take on employees and market myself for historic homes and buildings, and specifically, masonry.”

It’s only been four months since Zach began working as a general contractor. He works alone and plans to grow his business to support himself and then, future employees. For the time being, Zach decided to contact a community partner, Thrive, which then referred him to Accion Texas Inc. After loan approval, he purchased a truck and tools to work on more jobs.

Zach says the loan will help him “build equity in my business and start saving money.” Without the loan, “my growth would definitely become limited,” he says.

Until he creates a website for the business, Zach invites potential customers to like his Facebook page here:

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About LiftFund

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

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 26
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,684,675
    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 Zachary to purchase a truck and tools to work on more jobs.
83% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: