That’s when we learned people were forming the Southern Reparations Loan Fund (SRLF), and that it was a peer in The Working World’s Peer Network. As part of the network, we could access training and capital for businesses that maximize community benefit rather than investor profit. That sounded like us.
The Southern Reparations Loan Fund and its Peer Network came through: they looked over our business plan, and they provided capital patient enough for us to get off the ground and only repay once we are successful.
Next summer, my neighborhood will have the Renaissance Community Cooperative, and I’ll watch the food desert vanish into the dust the big chains left behind. After we open our doors, it’ll be our turn to pass the support to the next community project: you can do this, you can do anything you organize to do, and you’re not alone.
Thank you for your support,
The Renaissance Community Cooperative was built with support from peers and people like you.
This holiday season, let’s do it again in more communities: