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Donations help fund loans for small businesses to help them acquire raw materials or equipment to stabilize growth.

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100% of donations go directly to ACCION San Diego. Donations are automatically applied. Donations matched up to a $2,500 total by Torrey Pines Bank. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Small Businesses Need Capital to Succeed

In the wake of the economic downturn, many employers are limiting their employees' hours and benefits in order to stay afloat. Faced with low incomes and difficult financial situations, many people are opting to go into business for themselves. They need access to capital in order to make new ventures and existing businesses succeed.

The Campaign: Fund Microloans for Small Businesses

With every $11 this Grassroots campaign raises, ACCION San Diego can establish a fund for a loan for a small business, with matching donations up to $2,500 by Torrey Pines Bank. The loans, which range from $300 to $35,000, empower entrepreneurs to jump-start their businesses and build positive credit histories. Business owners can choose to apply their loans where it will most help their business, such as by increasing inventory or purchasing equipment and materials.

All donations will be matched up to a $2,500 total by Torrey Pines Bank. You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.

ACCION San Diego

Part of an international organization that aids businesses throughout the Americas and Africa, ACCION San Diego aims to increase income and access to jobs for self-employed men and women. It provides small businesses with microloans that range from $300 to $35,000, which can fund necessities to stabilize growth and help build good credit. In 2011, ACCION presented 98 small businesses with $1.1 million in loans, and continues to focus on helping individuals who are underserved or do not have access to traditional financing. ACCION also hosts free workshops and events to teach business owners new skills in financing, social media marketing, and QuickBooks.

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    Accion San Diego

    404 Euclid Ave

    Ste 271

    San Diego, CA 92114

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