In this issue: In The News, Quick Facts, Client Success Stories, News from The Loan Fund, Become a Mission Partner, YTD Stats
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In The News

NY Times Names 5 Places To Go in Downtown Albuquerque:
Two Loan Fund Clients
Made The List


The Brew

Juan and David Certain, political refugees of late-1990s Colombia, opened this single-estate coffeehouse in 2013, using only beans bred from their grandfather’s farm in the hills of Piendamó Cauca, a small town in central Colombia. Cozy up in one of the burlap-upholstered armchairs and watch the stylish denizens file in and out.

311 Gold Avenue SW, 505-363-9453,


516 Arts

This art space is at the core of the city’s diverse artisanal sensibility. Home to contemporary Southwestern ephemera, the space has served as an incubator for other artists and curators since opening 11 years ago. It also houses an essential map that guides visitors to galleries and hidden murals downtown.

516 Central Avenue SW, 505-242-1445,

Read the full article at the NY Times

Quick Facts
  • The Loan Fund's loan portfolio supports over 1,200 New Mexican jobs
  • The businesses that we are helping generate over $100 million in revenues annually
  • 60%+ of borrowers are minority entrepreneurs
  • 45% of borrowers are women entrepreneurs
  • A majority of our borrowers are low or moderate income
  • The Loan Fund was founded in 1989 by the New Mexico Conference of Churches to help alleviate poverty across New Mexico and has since made over $72 Million in loans
  • We are New Mexico's oldest and most experienced nonprofit community lending organization
Client Success Stories
Hot Tamales!
One of The Loan Fund's newest clients, Hot Tamales, catered our quarterly Board of Director's meeting this month. Served was a delicious taco bar with assorted selections of meats and toppings, corn and flour tortillas, and decadent flan for dessert. Owner Steve Gallegos attended to the food and served the members of the meeting individual desserts. Staff and board members alike commented on the fresh flavors and wonderful service. We are proud to have this Rio Rancho based restaurant join The Loan Fund family. If you need an event catered call 505-962-0123 or visit them for lunch or dinner at 1520 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
News from The Loan Fund

A Career Worth Mentioning

The Loan Fund's Director of Lending Norma Valdez celebrates 20 years of making a difference in the lives of New Mexico's entrepreneurs. Over her career with The Loan Fund she has made 483 loans totaling $30,354,176, and has helped to create or sustain 1,590 jobs in our great state! Norma has made a lasting impact in individual's lives and for the entire state of New Mexico. On behalf of the staff and the Board of Directors of The Loan Fund we say, "Congratulations, Norma!"
Mission Partners
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