Holy Ground micro loans
"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to them; you shall not charge them interest."
- Leviticus 25:35-37
Trinity Episcopal St. Louis has partnered with the Holy Ground Collaboration and Justine Petersen bank to provide 0% interest loans of up to $500 for folks who need help with a variety of expenses, including but not limited to, rent, car payments, vehicle repairs, payday loan payments, education, and so much more.
When individuals make payments toward their loan, their credit score goes up, but non-payments are not reported and do not go against the debtor's credit.
Volunteer opportunities are available for folks who want to serve as loan companions. Loan companions walk applicants through the process and run Holy Ground loan tables at special events in the neighborhood. If you are interested in becoming a loan companion, click here.