Total loan: $10,000


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Jamaica Plain, MA, United States / Services

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A loan helped Black- and immigrant-owned small businesses and worker cooperatives to buy equipment, remodel or expand, purchase inventory, refinance debt, and advertise.

Nia's story

THE BOSTON UJIMA PROJECT is organizing neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a new community controlled economy in Greater Boston. We are challenging poverty and developing our communities by organizing our savings, businesses and customers to grow local wealth and meet our own needs. UJIMA (oo-JEE-mah) is a Swahili word, and the celebtrate Kwanzaa principle for "collective work and responsibility". The Ujima Project demonstrates new ways to invest, work, buy, own, and advocate. We are driven by a belief that another world possible, and that we can help build it today.