Success Stories


  • Women find opportunity, hope in self-help housing program

    Nibley, Utah – Sometime during the 10 or so months it took Veronica Cabrera to build her family home here in northern Utah, she began to feel a persistent, dull ache all over her left side. She chalked it up to perhaps sleeping poorly, or else the strenuous labor, particularly during the winter months, when she was building her self-help home.

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  • Major Market

    Major Market is a registered New Mexico Corporation, owned by a husband and wife who are Zuni Tribe members. The Corporation seeks to open a deli/ convenience store near Zuni Pueblo, located in rural New Mexico about 150 miles west of Albuquerque. Zuni Pueblo has about 6,300 residents, most of whom are Tribal members.

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  • Lewistown, Montana

    Working with RCAC’s Building Rural Economies program, Lewistown created three new businesses, expanded one business and created six new jobs.

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  • Hawaiian Community Assets, Inc.

    RCAC provided a $200,000 loan to help HCA take advantage of the opportunity to purchase the building it was renting in Hilo, Hawaii. HCA plans to continue to maintain an office there and rent the remainder of the building to other businesses and provide a business incubator site where small and emerging businesses can rent office space on a short-term basis and at below market rates.

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  • Garberville Sanitary District

    Garberville Sanitary District (GSD) serves residents in a small, unincorporated rural community in northern California. The district needed to replace its water storage tank but lacked the financial resources to proceed

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