“Our mission is to ensure that low-income people in the South Sound region have access to training, technical assistance, support, and credit for small business development. Micro-enterprise services are provided with the belief that people can and do transform their lives as they bring their dreams to their entrepreneurial efforts.”
“Enterprise for Equity has been helping low-income people start small businesses since 1999.Donate online to Enterprise for Equity The Microcredit Summit in Washington, D.C in 1997 initially inspired this effort. After the Summit a small group of volunteers brought together 30 representatives of low-income serving agencies in the South Sound such as the Food Bank, Refugee and Immigrant Services Center, and Housing Authority to learn about the self-employment needs of the people they serve. Since then we have developed relationships with these agencies, conducted comprehensive business planning programs, obtained our 501(c)3 designation, established an active Board of Directors, and received sponsorships and funding from foundations, businesses and public agencies.
Our organization has implemented a full menu of business planning, technical assistance and support services to help people increase their income, confidence and financial security. Enterprise for Equity is uniquely qualified to support low-income entrepreneurs in the development of their business.”