Our Impact

Our first loan as a micro lending organization was in 1999. That loan financed Eco Timber, a Saint John River log salvaging company. It helped one person create income, and begin to build assets. Marco Theriault went on to start an antique shop, and was the first winner of the Uptown SJ Heritage Awards. We have made more than 250 loans since and added other tools for achieving success; financial literacy and enterprise training; matched savings;  and developing affordable quality office and living spaces. Over 4500 people have gone through programs that have helped them build the confidence and skills necessary to return to school, return to work, or start a business.  

To learn more about our impact, click on any of our Annual Reports, or check out some of the Success Stories.


Donations and investments help finance skill building, enterprise development, employment creation and neighbourhood renewal.  Volunteers can help with networking, opportunity development, marketing, mentorship, accounting, strategy, and vision.