Small Business Loans

Capable entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds are often excluded from accessing business loans through the formal financial sector. Small business owners need a community lender that can help them access capital and create jobs.

LEDC's Micro-Lending Program equips entrepreneurs in the DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas with the capital to improve their lives and strengthen the small business community. 

LEDC's Micro-Lending Program provides business loans between $5,000 and $50,000 to qualified start-ups and existing businesses that have difficulty obtaining credit from mainstream financial institutions. These loans have supported a broad range of small business owners, including restaurants and boutique shops to cleaning and catering companies.

Since 1997, the Lending program has provided more than $11 million of capital to support entrepreneurs in the Greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region. 


Does your small business in the District, Maryland, or Virginia need a business loan? Click on the sidebar items to apply and learn more.