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Total loan: $10,000
Bayamon, PR, Puerto Rico / Services
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Heriberto's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped a veteran entrepreneur expand his business by creating a recreation and wellness center, dedicated to the elderly population in Puerto Rico.
I was raised in a family of teachers, public service and pastors who dedicated their lives to serve others in need in their classrooms and communities. My parents and grandparents, played a very important role as I was growing up. When my grandparents began to suffer from different diseases like diabetes, Alzheimers and heart conditions, my parents made me part of the caregiving process while I was just a teenager. With or without knowing, they planted in me the seed of sensitivity and empathy for the elderly community. Years later I came back from service in the Army, and met a young lady who was working as a volunteer, developing a recreation program for seniors at her local church. It came natural to me to join her in that project. We got married and continued working with these and other similar projects on our free time. We enjoyed so much the experience that we decided to make it our family project.