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Chicago, IL 60647
Lending. Supporting. Inspiring.
At ACCION Chicago, we're committed to bringing affordable microfinance solutions to small business owners who need them. We're a dynamic organization that reaches deeply into the communities we serve to help thousands of small business owners grow and thrive. We're experts in microfinance - and in helping small business owners use it to build their businesses.
Many of our clients do not have access to traditional bank loans. The small size of their loan request and limited credit history regularly make them ineligible for conventional financing and unable to obtain the credit they need to grow their businesses. ACCION Chicago provides the credit and training necessary to help small business owners increase their incomes, create new jobs and strengthen their communities.
Launched in 1994, ACCION Chicago was initially an associate of ACCION International, a leading international nonprofit dedicated to helping people grow their businesses by providing small loans and business training. Now affiliated with ACCION USA, headquartered in New York, NY, the organization is part of the largest microlending network in the United States. The U.S. ACCION Network also includes ACCION New Mexico, ACCION San Diego, and ACCION Texas.
Last year, ACCION Chicago made over 200 small business loans, serving 2,256 microentrepreneurs with capital and business support services.