North Carolina Client: Juan Rodriguez
To help keep his family afloat after immigrating to the United States from Ecuador at only 17 years of age, Juan Rodriguez began to deliver cleaning services at a local optical clinic. In 2016, he established Jua Jua, LLC with his wife, offering commercial and residential cleaning services in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2019, when attending a City of Charlotte’s event, Juan connected with Prospera’s Regional Vice President Jose Alvarez. Since then, Juan has worked closely with the organization to gain access to capital for his business. Moreover, Prospera also granted Juan with a Marketing Plan to help improve Jua Jua’s corporate branding and increase its exposure in the local market. Additionally, Prospera has helped Juan establish and foster important partnerships, helping him secure valuable contracts and significantly grow his business.
More recently, Prospera helped nominate Juan for the Mayor’s International Community Awards (MICA), an award that recognizes individuals or organizations who have displayed strong leadership and contributed to the development of Charlotte’s international community. Due to his outstanding community service and lasting contributions to the Charlotte community, Juan became one of the three proud award recipients.
Today, the business that started with Juan and his wife now counts with a staff of over 40 full-time employees and growing sales reaching over $200,000 a month. At Prospera, we are very proud to be part of Juan’s entrepreneurial journey and for being able to witness his hard work and commitment to helping his family thrive and to having a positive impact in his community.