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Total loan: $4,025

Ruben

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Yonkers, NY, United States / Wholesale

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A loan helped in me being able to manufacture and commercialize my patented products.


Ruben's story

I grew up in Dominican Republic with my mother and father and seven siblings. I come from a very humble home. At age 11 I lost my father and I had to go to school and work at the same time to provide for my family. I worked as a farmer and rancher. I raised ducks and chicks for someone else. Later on I decided to start doing this for myself. I started my own business of raising these animals. However, there was a plague at the time that was going around and my animals were affected so I couldn’t continue with this business. I was given the opportunity to live in the United States and my first employment was in maintenance/cleaning. This is what impacted my desire to create the products I created and to start my own business. This is where I noticed that there should be other products that can make cleaning easier. This is when I developed my ideas for my three products. I felt like these products I created were necessary to be out in the market. I called them “Clean Lift,” “Broom Holder” & “Mop Holder.” Today I reside in the City of Yonkers, which is a suburban city in the state of New York. The income I earn now is as an independent cab driver but I am one step closer to bringing my products into the market and having my business thrive. The dreams I have is to be very successful in the near future and eventually create more innovative products that will continue to help my business grow and provide more items to my customers. What led me to have this entrepreneurial spirit was having that strong desire to have a better future and life.