Click to enlarge

We loan because...
"Just a minute - just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was - why, in the twenty-five years since he and Uncle Billy started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy? He didn't save enough money to send Harry to school, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that? Why - here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You - you said - what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you'll ever be."

Location: Bedford Falls      

 

Latest Messages  

0 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Urwego Bank
    Rwanda
    Urwego Bank received a loan from Elizabeth to quickly get money into the hands of women and other financially excluded groups to re-start their businesses and begin to recover from the effects of three months of lockdown.
    Elizabeth
  • Meridia
    Ghana
    Meridia received a loan from Michael to empower women and cocoa farmers with land ownership in rural Ghana.
    Michael
  • Marc Group
    Congo (DRC)
    Marc Group received a loan from Michael to stock up with womens clothing in bulk, which will build up her initial capital.
    Michael
  • Luis Alejandro
    Colombia
    Luis Alejandro received a loan from Michael to purchase an industrial printer and to formalize his business.
    Michael
  • Nasimhon
    Tajikistan
    Nasimhon received a loan from Michael to purchase three young steers.
    Michael
  • Laurel
    United States
    Laurel received a loan from Michael which helps me to maintain the hotel during and following the COVID-19 pandemic..
    Michael
  • Paul
    United States
    Paul received a loan from Michael which helps me to keep employees , pay rent and continue to pay inventory and taxes.
    Michael
  • Mainumby Group
    Paraguay
    Mainumby Group received a loan from Michael to buy an iron, hair dryer, and products like shampoo, cosmetics, etc.
    Michael
  • Kaori
    United States
    Kaori received a loan from Michael which helps us survive the COVID-19 temporary business closure.
    Michael

Impact   Updated Hourly

8
Team Members
$11,950
Amount Funded
446
Loans
55.8
Loans per member