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Elizabeth, 59, began Prestigious Cleaning Service in San Antonio, Texas after looking for an alternate type of business to work in while she juggles a full-time job. She decided to get into the janitorial industry because “it seemed like a good thing to do,” she said. “So far so good.”

Prestigious Cleaning Service began in July 2011 when Elizabeth realized every business needs their office cleaned but not everybody wants or can afford to do it.

Currently, she employs two people besides herself and works only in commercial buildings. Elizabeth plans to hire more workers as her business grows.

Elizabeth plans to use her ACCION Texas Inc. loan to pay for salaries, and to pay Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, which markets and secures her business while she continues to work full time.

“The ACCION loan will give me an opportunity to hire staff to clean businesses. I really appreciate this opportunity,” she said adding that the loan will also help hire more people for additional evening work.

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About LiftFund

LiftFund. ( is an award-winning nonprofit organization (previously known as Accion Texas) with a mission to provide credit and loans to small and start-up businesses that have limited or no access to credit from commercial sources. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund has helped Texas and Louisiana entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment, and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. Learn more at

About United States

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $9,150 helped Elizabeth to pay the salaries of her employees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2014