AGAPE Financial is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides short-term micro-loans to those persons at or near the poverty level for the purposes of allowing clients to continue employment, improve an employment situation or begin new employment.
Examples of acceptable loan criteria:
Business start-up funds,
Needed tools purchases,
Education expenses (pertaining to employment),
Transportation expenses, or
Other necessary work-related expenses
AGAPE Financial was established in 2009 to assist individuals in making their way out of poverty. At AGAPE, we understand that charity helps people survive, but it does not help them acquire the skills that enable them to escape from poverty. Agape works to provide low-income people with the tools to help themselves climb out of poverty through financial education, mentoring, and micro-loan resources.
The AGAPE Financial of Northwest Michigan Board of Directors is composed of people who are, or have been, living in poverty and people who understand poverty issues. This unique structure empowers the Board to lead by assuming responsibility for guiding the organization and providing peer-to-peer relationships.
AGAPE Financial of Northwest Michigan can be contacted in writing or by phone:
AGAPE Financial of NW Michigan
1105 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
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