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Are you having trouble getting the credit you need to start a business or pay for the training you need to get a job? Community Micro Lending is a non-profit society that makes loans to people who can’t get the credit they need from a bank or credit union. Loans are funded by members of the community through our online peer-to-peer model.

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Is it for me?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions about Entrepreneur Loans and Training Loans.


When you're ready, create a profile and fill out an Online Application.

Get funded

Once your application has been approved, watch the community fill your loan by heading to the Lend page.

Get a mentor

After your entrepreneur loan has been fully filled, you will be matched with a Mentor.

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  • Ben

    True Love Handles

    Benjamin first approached us for a loan earlier this year and is in the process of starting a...

  • Kay


    Kay was referred to us by the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society. She immigrated...

  • Mojgan


    Mojgan immigrated to Canada from Iran in the Summer of 2014. Mojgan has a Masters degree in...

  • Tyler

    Master Force Renovations

    Tyler is the sole proprietor of Master Force Renovations, which provides handyman and...

  • Maria


    Maria is Community Micro Lending’s first training loan! She arrived in Canada in January...

  • Francine


    Francine immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in the summer of 2012. Before she...

  • Carmen


    Carmen immigrated to Canada from Colombia in the Spring of 2012. She was the owner operator...

  • Kaitlin

    (Ag)+(Au) Clothing

    Kaitlin was the first graduate of the Launch! Youth program to receive a CML loan. In 2013, ...

Our Stories

Karrie's Story

Charlane's Story

Aaron's story


  • Loan Paid in Full!

    26 October 2015

    Congratulations to CML entrepreneur Stephanii for paying off her loan! We spoke to her recently…

  • Location Location Location!

    15 June 2015

    Our entrepreneurs are on the move! Deadbeetz food truck, owned and operated by CML entrepreneur…

  • Update from Charlane

    19 June 2015

    Charlane from I'm Sew Excited has released four new beautiful apron designs. These aprons have…

  • Update from CML entrepreneur Anju

    24 June 2015

    Hi, I am Anju Prasad, owner and operator of Anju’s Pots & Herbs. My products…

Our Funders

coast capital united way cibc wood gundy hartwig city of victoria

Our Mission

Community Micro Lending helps local people without access to traditional financing to start and grow their business, or to obtain training that will lead to employment, by matching them with local lenders and providing ongoing capacity building and support.

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