Success Stories

Success stories are a compilation of staff written success stories and case studies that highlight our impact in rural communities.


  • Major Market makes triumphant return to Zuni Pueblo

    On the Zuni Tribe Reservation in New Mexico, a construction project that was years in the making is near completion. A Zuni family will own and operate Major Market, a local marketplace. About 85 percent complete, the market will open in June “no matter what” according to the owner, Darrell Tsabetsaye.

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  • RCAC borrower rises to meet COVID-19 challenge

    With the nation’s attention largely fixed on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects urban areas, rural America is bracing for its own case wave. Many rural healthcare facilities’ perilous state was already a national story before the current health crisis onset. As COVID-19 began making its way into rural communities, real concerns took shape—there will be no stadiums to convert into treatment centers and no offshore hospital ships. Amidst this looming threat, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) borrower Breath of My Heart Birthing Center (BMH) in Espanola, New Mexico, is an example of rural grit and adaptability.

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  • RCAC brings rate setting expertise to Gooding, Idaho

    Like many rural American towns, Gooding Idaho walks a fine line when managing its water and wastewater systems. Gooding’s systems have many of the same needs as a larger city, less the greater number of connections that help spread the costs.

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  • RCAC celebrates safe drinking water program accomplishments

    Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Agua4All program staff recently celebrated a major milestone: the first school project under the California State Water Resource Control Board’s Drinking Water for Schools (DWFS) grant. RCAC provided technical assistance to the Round Valley Unified School District in Covelo, California. The DWFS grant is itself a product of RCAC and partners’ advocacy work.

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  • Palo Verde, Imperial County, California

    RCAC’s Loan Fund provided interim financing for system upgrades at the Palo Verde County Water District.

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