Posted by: BPSOS | April 14, 2009

Cơ Hội – Opportunities: BPSOS Arranges Loans of Up to $10,000 for Refugee Entrepreneurs!

hands_full_of_moneyApril 14, 2009: BPSOS is excited that three new clients are applying for microenterprise loans through the Road to Independence through Savings and Education (RISE) program!

Two of the loan applicants are in the construction sector, and one wants to renovate his nail salon to attract more customers. BPSOS staff members with expertise in business development are scrutinizing their applications and working to guide them to the best possible outcome.

If you are a creative, hard-working refugee in the greater Washington, DC area who is wondering how to become your own boss, BPSOS may have the answers for you. Our microenterprise experts may be able to help you obtain a loan of up to $10,000 to get your own business off the ground!

You can find out about one Vietnamese refugee’s microenterprise success story by clicking here.

For more information, please contact business development coordinator Dan Tran at 301.439.0505 or You may also contact Loan Hanlon, assistant director of the Community Development Department, at 703.538.2190 or

BPSOS is also actively seeking partners for the RISE Microenterprise Program. If you are connected to a community center, library, college, or other institution whose members could benefit from microenterprise loans, please feel free to give a call to one of the staff members listed above. We’d love to hear from you!


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