A loan of $10,000 helped to purchase supplies for an upcoming subcontractor project for the Goodwork Network.


Nathaniel's story

Nathaniel started a construction company called Handy Manz, LLC in July 2010, which has several projects throughout the city of New Orleans. Nathaniel’s interest in construction work was sparked many years ago when he worked with his father, a construction worker, on various projects. Nathaniel’s determination to succeed and his strength to endure hardships is what makes him a successful business owner. This determination and strength were tested during Hurricane Katrina when Nathaniel and his mother did not evacuate in time and had to be rescued from their home by a stranger in a swamp boat. Although this experience may have been mentally devastating to most, Nathaniel saw the aftermath of Katrina as an extraordinary opportunity to start his own construction business; thus he started Handy Manz. After returning to the city, Nathaniel noticed the demand for construction companies and wanted to personally aid in the rebuilding efforts by utilizing the talents and skills passed down to him by his father. With this Kiva loan, Nathaniel will purchase supplies for an upcoming subcontractor project for the Goodwork Network.



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