Total loan: $3,000


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Oakland, CA, United States / Retail

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Juan's story

Hi, my name Juan Carlos and I am originally from a small city called Puerto Vicente in the state of Guerrero in northern Mexico. I grew up in a middle class family of four. My childhood was pleasant but I dreamed of coming to the United States to start my own business. I moved to Oakland in 1998 when I was 18 in search of a better life. Life many immigrants my first job was working in a restaurant as a dishwasher earning $300 a week working full-time. I spent several years working in restaurants and sending money home to my parents. I got married a couple of years after arriving and my wife and I have been raising two kids.