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A Newark native, Kevin says that when he was younger, his father and uncle taught him the landscaping trade and today he still enjoys farming, pruning, and being in nature.

So after working for a time at Toyota, Kevin started his own landscaping business in the fall of 1994. Along with two other employees, Kevin services businesses, churches, and schools, providing spring and fall clean up, among a variety of other services. Kevin travels as far as Woodbridge to Montclair and has clients all throughout the state.

His business, Kevin says, is to serve the community. The company offers competitive prices and quality service. His customer base, now over 200 people, has been obtained through word of mouth, as Kevin's business has no online presence yet.

This loan will go toward repair and general maintenance of equipment, such as trucks and lawnmowers. Kevin's plan for the business is to “go green” and use organic fertilization, mosquito spray, seeding. His goal is to continue to serve the communities 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 $1,250 helped Kevin to repair and maintain equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 23, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2014