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Ray is in the business of providing solutions to homes and businesses. The 53-year-old computer and electronic services consultant advises clients on what equipment best suits their needs. Because Ray doesn’t install the equipment himself, he needs to hire qualified professionals. He has been experiencing delays in identifying skilled labor to enable him to complete his contracts.

To address this, he is collaborating with another organization to become certified through MECP, a vocational school for installation technicians. He has applied for this loan from ACCION USA in order to be able to fund the certification process. Becoming certified as a training provider would help Ray's business because training and certifying the most talented of his sub-contractors will allow him to have qualified labor at his fingertips as he continues to take on larger jobs.

He hopes to be able to grow his business and offer more training and employment opportunities to youth from technical colleges. For Ray, his business is not just a source of income but a way to create employment and empower the hard-working men and women in his community.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $7,450 helped Ray training and certification for his computer and electronic services business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010