WE Lend.

The WE Lend Initiative is sponsored by the Sam’s Club Giving Program and seeks to bridge the financing gap and empower women entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. The WE Lend Initiative leverages the powerful networks and expertise of three national organizations dedicated to small business prosperity and growth: Accion, the U.S. Network, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).

Objectives.

CAPITALIZE

Train select Women’s Business Centers to become microlenders and provide capital for loans to women business owners.

EMPOWER

Strengthen the Women’s Business Centers' referral process, motivating them to more effectively connect women with microlenders and financing to grow their businesses.

TRAIN

Increase the capacity of the Women’s Business Centers to provide the women they serve with solid financial literacy and loan readiness skills with our Microloan Packaging Training Program and Primed for Growth a business financial literacy curriculum.

Application Process.

Applications for the second round of the WE Lend Initiative Microlending Institute are closed. In the event that there is another application round, all applicable information will be posted to this website. To view a webinar and learn more about the overall application process, please click on “Application Webinar” button below.

About Us.

WE Lend is a collaboration among the following organizations: Sam’s Club, Accion, the U.S. Network, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and Women’s Business Centers in the United States.