ACCESS has always operated under the belief that communities play a significant role in supporting business and entrepreneurs. Understanding the unique dynamics within a community and its people is an important part of our strategy to expand our services to under-served neighbourhoods or demographics in our city.
As a result, we build partnerships with community organizations that we feel play a key role in the economic development of the populations they represent. Together with these organizations we build chapters of our micro-loan program that enables local community members to participate in the outreach to and evaluation of clients who belong to these communities.
We believe that local loan review teams are able to make better lending decisions based on a more intimate understanding of applicants and businesses from their own community.
If you or an organization you represent is interested in having an ACCESS micro-loan program in your community. Please contact the Chair of the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.