Loans for Women

Vineyard women who need a loan up to $1,500 for their business or for professional development — courses, certificates or licensing — have a new opportunity in Women Empowered’s pilot microloan program.

With funds from Vineyard philanthropist Malcolm Jones of West Tisbury, the program is offering small loans on individual terms for women either with an existing business, a startup idea, or a need for career enhancement. Women Empowered is working with SCORE to help with business plans or marketing plans, too, said Women Empowered’s executive director Sheila Bracey.

Applications should be submitted in December; loans will be awarded in January. Please call 508-696-8880, or e-mail for information and application form.