A loan of $10,000 helped to purchase machinery and equipment needed to keep the store afloat and offer services in the best manner possible.

Anne's story

Anne and her husband had worked for large corporations for many years; however, they never forgot their parents’ accomplishments. Their parents had worked hard to open their own small businesses, and that inspired them. Anne and her husband dreamed of the day that they, too, would be able to own their business.

In 2008, they began to pursue that dream. It took a lot of hard work and a lot of searching, since financing was not easy to come by, especially in the economic downturn. However, Anne and her husband were able to receive a loan to purchase a store that was part of a franchise, The UPS Store. This store had been poorly managed for several years leading up to the sale, so upon taking over, they had their work cut out for them. Much of the equipment in the store was old and not functioning properly, and they realized that to make their business profitable, they would need to invest in new equipment or risk failing.

This Kiva loan will help them purchase the equipment they need to keep the store afloat and offer their services in the best manner possible.

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