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Support local women-owned businesses in a beautiful outdoor community setting. Small Business Saturday is a national event supporting independently owned businesses, an alternative to shopping at the mall. In partnership with North Park Main Street Business Association, Art Produce will host local women owned businesses that make organic kitchen/bath products, hand-made jewelry, clothing & gifts from STAR and La Maestra micro-finance assistance programs.
La Maestra’s Microcredit Program for Women provides impoverished women in the San Diego area with the opportunity to be independent and empowered to better their own lives and operate sustainable businesses employing others. The program provides low income women with loans of $250, $500, or $1000 and helps borrowers establish credit and teaches the women the value of saving money with a built-in savings plan. In addition, borrowers meet weekly with the program coordinator and other borrowers to make their loan repayments and discuss their businesses’ progress. These meetings provide a forum for peer support, while encouraging the women to make their own decisions and learn firsthand about running a business.
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