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Forge Community Loan Fund, Canopy NWA Partner to Support Refugee-Owned Businesses

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With financial assistance from Forge and business training provided by Canopy NWA, Eca Mukandama is opening Mossi’s Auto Sales and Repair at 563 M.L.K. Blvd in Fayetteville. ";

Forge Community Loan Fund, based in Huntsville, has partnered with refugee resettlement agency, Canopy Northwest Arkansas, to enable refugees to capitalize small business startups. We meet Canopy’s first Forge client, Eca Mukandama, a refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo, who is opening an auto sales and repair shop in south Fayetteville.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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