Covid-19 has disproportionately affected Minnesota’s Latino community. Since mid-March, CLUES has responded with a Spanish language hotline, resource navigation, and referrals, and by distributing emergency financial assistance through the Latino Family Emergency Relief Fund.
Our new Saving Circles Fund is another critical strategy that builds on the core strengths and values of our community by providing training and seed capital to Latinos who want to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas to support themselves and their families.
For Rosa, an Ecuadorian immigrant who has started a cleaning business with her friend Licenia, the Saving Circles Fund means they can upgrade their equipment and launch their marketing plan for Equator Cleaning. For others, the Saving Circles Fund can generate enough seed capital to buy tools or register their business name and pay the licensing fee to get their own company started.
These entrepreneurs need our support to fulfill their goals of becoming financially self-sufficient. All Saving Circles Fund participants will receive training from CLUES Economic Empowerment staff to develop their business, financial, and marketing plans.
A generous individual donor will match EVERY gift we receive on Give to the Max Day dollar-for-dollar, so a $25 gift becomes $50, a $50 gift turns into $100, and a $500 gift can become $1,000! Your donation, plus the matching donation, means each participant receives a $2 match for every $1 they save.
Please celebrate and support the creativity and hard work of these Latino entrepreneurs by making a gift today. You Give to the Max - Participants Save to the Max
Don't miss the video of our President Ruby Lee, where she gives more details about this campaign.