In a recent interview with the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights (BBoR), OFN President and CEO Lisa Mensah shares some insights on the role that CDFIs play with small business. In an interview with Gabriel Villarreal of Opportunity Fund, Lisa says "we have been gap fillers… one of the important roles that CDFIs have played in small business lending is the ‘Capital-plus’, and it’s the -plus side that many of our CDFIs do. It’s added technical support, added time, things that make the financing work. That’s a special part of the sauce that CDFIs bring to small businesses."

OFN is a signatory of the BBoR. Read the full interview here

 

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