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Despite a booming economy, millions of Americans are still considered "unbankable" by conventional lending institutions. Obtaining a loan to own a home or start a business continues to be out of reach for this substantial group of people.

Through stories of borrowers and lenders, this film explores a new strategy, developed by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), that uses credit rather than charity as an effective tool to build wealth in struggling communities.


"Time and again the people we've chosen to back have proven that they can do it. And, that's an exciting strategy for really doing what this country says it stands for, which is creating opportunity."

Patty Grossman, Cascadia Revolving Fund



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