Twin Cities Businesses Create Positive Ripple Effect in Communities with CRF Financing

National nonprofit Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), is working to create big impact through community development lending.

Neal St. Anthony of the StarTribune interviews Anissa Keyes, owner of Arubah Emotional Health Services, a small business lending customer of CRF about her journey as a small business owner and finding financing.

St. Anthony quotes Jennifer Ericson, CRF’s regional director of business development saying, “‘Anissa is the perfect fit for our mission… she was heavily involved in north Minneapolis and providing badly needed services… She is passionate about her business. And she has built that business over several years against all the odds.’” CRF provided a $211,000 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loan to Arubah Emotional Health Services to purchase a building for their new headquarters.

St. Anthony also mentions CRF’s loan to Karibu Grocery and Deli and partnership with African Development Center (ADC).

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