My name is Luz Aguilar and I am the mother of 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys. When I was 25 I left Guatemala since my husband left me and I decided to move to California to provide my kids an opportunity for a better future.
For years I cleaned private houses until one day I got employed as a cleaner for a furniture company. While working there I suffered a bad injury caused by an accident on the workplace, which ultimately left me with a partial disability and incapable of continuing my work as a cleaner.
With the reimbursement accorded by the court, I decided to open my own shop and become a small entrepreneur to keep supporting my family.
This loan is special because:
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I opened my shop one year ago to keep supporting my family and provide my community with my products.
In my shop I sell a various range of merchandise as: clothing, shoes, make up and several other categories of products.
Even though the business is young, it looks very promising and I simply love the fact that it gives me the opportunity to talk with people and see if I can satisfy their needs with the products I sell.
What is the purpose of this loan?
I am aiming to expand into the space next door in order to have a bigger store. I’ve already spoken to our landlord. The additional space is $500/month with a down payment of $1,000. With this space, I am excited to offer new fashions, including nice dresses for parties. My customers are eager for more!
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years