A loan of $5,000 helped finish construction and decoration of my coffee shop.

Victor's story

My name is Victor, I am soon to become business owner with my partner Abel, in the opening of our coffee shop Cafeto in San Francisco. We are seeking financing options to help us in our last efforts to launch this lifelong dream in providing a better way of life and future for my family.

I was born in a very poor and numerous family in Cordoba, Mexico, and was forced to start working at the age of 9 to help provide for the family. I had to abandon school to emigrate from my home town to Mexico City, where I thought I would find better employment and more money for my family; but with my low level of education my options were limited.

In my continuous quest of a better life I moved to North Carolina in 2001, working in whatever type of job came in hand. I remember the first time I got paid $120.- dollars, it seemed like an immense fortune to me. I had never had so much money in my life. Luckily ten years ago someone introduced me to a Coffee Shop owner through my church; at this place I finally found a good place to be for many years. This job gave me the opportunity of a consistent and reliable income and the opportunity to learn, develop my knowledge of the business, and strengthen my love for coffee, which it will always hold a very special place in my heart since my home town Cordoba is a rich coffee growing area.

Through these past years, I was able with a lot of work and sacrifice, to raise the capital that I am investing today in this dream of owning my own coffee shop. With this Project I hope I will provide a better and more stable life for my family; and opportunities to many people like me.

To me working in a coffee shop is not just a job. I love the work and it is what I do best with the skills that God has laid on my hands.

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About Cafeto Coffee Shop

Industry: Food
Years in operation: New Business

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