A loan of $10,000 helped to pay for advertising and to purchase software and materials.

Nathan's story

Trep One Construction & Project Management Company has been in business since 1985. Its owner, Nathan, is a second-generation contractor with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry.

After Hurricane Katrina, Nathan was confident that the construction industry would be booming and that his business would be inundated with various projects. However, many residents who were desperate to return to their homes as soon as possible hired cheap labor instead of skilled and licensed contractors like Nathan.

Nevertheless, Nathan’s business is prospering and he still believes that the New Orleans business community is very tight-knit, which makes it unique. Nathan is very optimistic about the future growth of his company as he hopes to one day have 10 full-time employees.

Nathan is very grateful for the Kiva program as he believes he would not have been able to get financing elsewhere because of previous health issues. Nathan will use his Kiva loan for advertising, contract bidding software, and working capital for materials and supplies.

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