Total loan: $5,350


Florida, NY, United States / Transportation

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Elizabeth's story

This loan will help Elizabeth purchase a new vehicle to more comfortably accommodate her clients as she assists them in commuting from their homes to their doctors’ appointments. Elizabeth moved from Cuba to Miami 10 years ago to create a more stable future for her daughter. However, she fell ill with a health condition that forced her to spend most of her time in hospitals, to hire an assistant to help her commute to and from her daily treatments, and to file bankruptcy. After successfully recovering in 2010, Elizabeth decided that she wanted to provide others with similar needed assistance in commuting to their appointments. She opened her own transportation business, Bright Start, providing a convenient and comfortable way to help patients commute from their homes to their scheduled clinical appointments. While her business began small - she began by driving clients around Florida in her own car, Elizabeth now employs five and operates three vans. Her daughter is attending college and Elizabeth hopes to expand her business to supply transportation services to more clinics in the Miami area. This loan will help Elizabeth purchase another van to provide more comfortable and accommodating transportation for her clients, as well as hire another employee.