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"A Good Journey": Burlington Trolley Tours Hits the Road with Help from VCLF

Catherine Turyamureeba can’t forget the day she climbed into an Uber and uttered a few words providing directions to the driver. To her surprise, he immediately recognized her distinctive Ugandan accent. Catherine and her driver, Hannington Kasagga, shared that they’d both emigrated to Vermont from Uganda, as had Catherine’s sister, Barbara Asiimwe. A friendship - and then a business - was launched. Read More

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VCLF Tapped to Administer New $15 Million Career Technical Education Program

Following the Vermont State Legislature’s $15 million dollar appropriation to establish a new revolving loan fund supporting educational workforce development, the Vermont Community Loan Fund has been selected by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) to develop and launch this new initiative. Read More

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With VCLF, a New American Entrepreneur Says 'Yes' to a New Bridal Showroom

New American entrepreneur Marina Smith made her dream of opening her own bridal showroom come true. But when the mall she leased from suddenly closed, she didn't know if she could finance a re-opening...until she met with the Loan Fund. Read More