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To make ends meet, Daniel works a day job in a packaging factory and nights and weekends running his business, Puerta Cleaning Services. He specializes in carpet cleaning and odor control as well as standard house cleaning, but his portable carpet-cleaning machine isn’t powerful enough. In order to keep clients from going elsewhere, Daniel put a deposit down on a used truck-mounted cleaner that would enable him to serve more clients more efficiently. The new cleaner will help him expand his business, hire an employee, and make him less vulnerable to job loss if the factory where he works closes.

A $7,000 loan from Opportunity Fund will help Daniel purchase the truck-mounted cleaner. It will also allow him to invest in advertising and marketing to build his client base, including putting a decal on his cleaning van.

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About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    United States Loans Fundraising
  • $12,977,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $7,000 helped Daniel to buy a truck-mounted carpet cleaner.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 24, 2012