Our Microloan Borrowers
Accion clients run the small businesses that form the backbone of the U.S. economy. They are the owners of your local coffee shop, your favorite ethnic restaurant or the small grocery store around the corner. All of our borrowers have the potential to succeed-and all have experienced barriers in accessing traditional bank credit.
Although Accion East provides credit without discrimination to everyone who meets our lending criteria, we specialize in working with those who most often lack access to credit-women, immigrant, and minority business owners. Currently, our active clients are:
- 61% Hispanic or Latino
- 27% African American
- 40% Female
Browse through our client success stories below to learn how Accion loans help individuals and small businesses: