Community Micro Lending is a non-profit society that connects local lenders to local borrowers in the Southwest BC region.
Local borrowers are people who want to turn their idea and passion into a livelihood but can’t get the credit they need from a bank or credit union.
Local lenders are people who want to strengthen the fabric of the local economy by supporting a local small-scale entrepreneur.
Together, we are transforming lives.
Interested in borrowing?
When you're ready, create a profile and fill out an Online Application.
Once your application has been approved, watch the community fill your loan by heading to the Lend page.
After your entrepreneur loan has been fully filled, you will be matched with a Mentor.
Chris moved to Victoria in 2015 and has been working steadily to build up his life. He is now ready to take a major step towards a brighter future by beginning the carpenter apprentice program at Camosun College so he can work at a higher level in construction.
Chris has had some ups and downs in life including launching a business that didn't work out and experiencing a lot of success managing a business in Toronto. He had some previous credit issues but he is working on resolving them now.
Chris has learned a lot along the way, he knows what he wants to do and is really moving forward in his life. For over a year Chris has been working in construction and he feels that doing the carpentry apprentice program is a great fit for him and his career path.
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Kerry-Anne started Kerry-Anne’s K9 Services in July of this year.
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