Your Support can be the "spark" that keeps lights on for small business in America.

ACCION USA is an important source of support for entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to make their business dreams a reality and, in the process, creating employment opportunities in our communities. ACCION USA 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.

This year alone, ACCION USA has provided financial education to more than 10,000 individuals and put more than $5 million in capital into the hands of hardworking small business owners across the United States. In turn, they have helped create or save more than 2,300 jobs.

But none of this is possible without your support.

For every person hired, for every business that grows, there are still thousands who need capital and the mentoring necessary to get to the next level.

Your support can be the spark that leaves the lights on for small businesses in America. http://www.accionusa.org/bethespark

For more information about ACCION USA and their small business loans, visit www.accionusa.org

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