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ASSETS Expands Lending Circles Program

Lancaster-based non-profit, ASSETS, recently announced that the Lending Circles program is expanding to Reading. The unique lending program for small business owners provides credit-building microloans for new and established small business owners. 


According to Tina Campbell, co-executive director, the Lending Circle serves as the gateway to several benefits: access to a lump sum of money, a way to establish or improve credit rating, peer group support, monthly business workshops and individual technical assistance, and access to larger loans from ASSETS or other financial institutions. “Our Lending Circle is made up of entrepreneurs who need financial services and are willing to work together to make that happen,” says Campbell.


Founded in 1993, ASSETS creates economic opportunity and cultivates entrepreneurial leadership to alleviate poverty and build vibrant, sustainable communities. Their vision is to transform Central Pennsylvania by increasing business ownership among women, people of color and enterprises seeking to address social and environmental challenges. 


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