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Manuel was inspired by a chiropractor during his high school years when he was a student athlete. He ended up at the chiropractor’s office after suffering from a neck injury while playing football, attempting to tackle his opponent head-on which caused a mild sprain or strain injury. After the visit, Manuel decided that he wanted to become a chiropractor to work with athletes.

Manuel went to Ball State University where he was a scholarship student athlete who participated in two sports. He started as a true freshmen on the football team as a wide receiver and also competed in Track & Field. During his career at Ball State, he won the Mid American Conference Championship and played in the Las Vegas Bowl. He graduated from Ball State with a degree in Exercise Science & Wellness. He then attended New York Chiropractic College where he obtained a doctorate in chiropractic.

In late 2010 he moved from New York to Virginia, decided to establish his own practice. On January 2011 he opened "DBA Capitol Rehab of Annandale". Manuel is requesting $10,000 to support his business expansion towards the Hispanic market. Loan proceeds will be invested in advertising (Spanish media), developing a website in Spanish, preparing printed material in Spanish and hiring a part-time person to do community outreach. To know more about his practice, please visit

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This loan is part of the Kiva City D.C. initiative in partnership with LEDC (Latino Economic Development Center). Kiva City D.C. is a subset of Kiva City, a program that allows Kiva lenders to make microloans to small businesses in the United States with the help of community organizations and U.S. Field Partners.  

About Latino Economic Development Center:

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a community-based nonprofit that equips Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help LEDC support even more small businesses in low- and moderate-income communities in Washington, D.C. The funds are used to ease loan requirements, including decreasing collateral, interest rates and fees associated with loan disbursement. With Kiva capital, LEDC reaches out to borrowers that may not have met all of LEDC’s existing criteria, allowing the organization to grow its lending operations through its new subsidiary the Community Asset Fund for Entrepreneurs.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $10,000 helped Manuel to invest in advertising (Spanish media), developing a website in Spanish, preparing printed material in Spanish and hiring a part-time person to do community outreach.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 3, 2016