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Total loan: $2,000

Michael

National City, CA, CA, United States / Transportation

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A loan helped to make a down payment on the vehicle.


Michael's story

Michael has lived in San Diego his entire life and has always enjoyed driving. After serving in the U.S. military for many years, Michael wanted to combine his passion for customer service with his professional experience. He had been driving for the Army and Navy, mostly driving larger vehicles such as passenger vans or buses. Micheal has more than 20 years of driving experience in San Diego, so he decided to start his own transportation company. He realized this could be a profitable business for him and a good way to support his wife, who is a full-time student at the Art Institute, as well as his five children. The Kiva loan will allow Michael to make a down payment on the vehicle. In the future, he would like to grow this business by paying off his current vehicle, and purchasing a few additional vehicles. By doing so, he will be able to provide a variety of transportation options to his customers to increase sales. Having such a large family, Michael has struggled over the years, but is resilient and determined to launch his business with vehicle in hand.