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Hector has always been an entrepreneur. He arrived in the USA in 1988, after having to leave Guatemala because of political issues. He has been selling vintage clothes and accessories for men and women, as well as toys for kids, for over 20 years now. At one point, he even owned and ran his own bakery. He has always been ingenious about where, when and how he sells.

Although he does not have a location, he manages to appear all over Los Angeles selling at flea markets, swap meets, and different shows or events. On top of all this, Hector is a wonderful family man and hard worker. When asked about why he loved his job he said, "I have a wife and three daughters. Like every father, I see them as the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me... It is for them that I try and work so hard. I have faith that with the efforts I make and with the help from a few good people that surround me, I will be able to continue to grow my business."

Hector is seeking a $7,500 loan to be able to purchase inventory and for marketing purposes.

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This loan is part of the Kiva City Los Angeles initiative in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Small Business and VEDC (Valley Economic Development Center). Kiva City Los Angeles 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.  

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Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) is a non-profit community development financial institution and the largest provider of loans for small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to loans, it offers extensive training opportunities, workshops, consulting and small business support services.


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