Self-Help Blog update: Celebrating 40 Years: Thanks for Joining Us on the Journey

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Self-Help 40th anniversary poster

Forty years ago, in February 1980, Self-Help started as the Center for Community Self-Help. Maybe you know the story . . .  Self-Help began as an effort to help worker-owned businesses, with initial funding of $77 raised through a bake sale. Our founders, Martin and Bonnie Eakes, quickly realized that workers couldn’t get far without affordable financing. Thus, Self-Help Credit Union started with the mission of lending to the under-served and expanding economic opportunity.

When we started, we never would have imagined all the challenges and joys that lay ahead. Over the years, we have been privileged to lend $8.5 billion to help families buy their first home, support small entrepreneurs in realizing their dreams, an...

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