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Emergency Help: Moving From Handouts to Small Loans

A Richmond, Virginia pastor, whose church sits in the midst of an economically struggling neighborhood, often gets calls for emergency help.  He believes loans are better than cash assistance.   Says Rev. Rodney Hunter, “We still provide food or clothing when necessary.  But we’re concerned that it creates dependency. We want to help people help […]

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Removing Economic Barriers to Citizenship (Video)

How can congregations remove barriers to citizenship?  The Resurrection Project thinks small dollar loans can help.  TRP got its start in 1990 when six parishes in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood offered $5,000 each in seed money to address the issues of blight, violence and neglect.   In the past 25 years, the organization that started with […]

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