Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development

LEND is dedicated to fighting poverty within Evanston by empowering and supporting the entrepreneurial aspirations of our neighbors. By offering small loans and consulting services to local entrepreneurs, LEND encourages the development of innovative businesses that enrich the Evanston community. Utilizing the unique skills of Northwestern's talented student body to support our clients through comprehensive, rigorous and systematic training, LEND seeks to create an environment in which low-income Evanston residents can obtain the business skills and capital they need to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

The 2013-2014 LEND Team

The 2013-2014 LEND Team
Photo from Progress Report 'Forging Partnerships, Preparing for the Future'

Microfinance for Low-Income Entrepreneurs in U.S.

Microfinance for Low-Income Entrepreneurs in U.S.
Photo from Progress Report 'Developments at LEND'

LEND staff working with a local restaurant

LEND staff working with a local restaurant
Photo from Progress Report 'Developments at LEND'

2011 - 2012 LEND Staff

2011 - 2012 LEND Staff
Photo from Progress Report 'Fall Brings New Promise'

Celebrating LEND's first succesful loan repayment

Celebrating LEND's first succesful loan repayment
Photo from Progress Report 'Recapping Another Year'
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