Accion New Mexico � Arizona � Colorado (Accion) is launching a campaign today to support businesses affected by the Black Forest fires in Colorado. 


Effective immediately, Accion is offering low-cost fire recovery loans of up to $5,000 to affected businesses in El Paso, Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln and Teller counties.  The loans are interest-free for six months and subject to Accion's standard loan fees.  Accion is accepting applications for the fire recovery loans through August 31, 2013. 


Business owners who want to learn more or apply for an Accion fire recovery loan should call Accion toll-free at 1-800-508-7624.  They can also access Accion's loan application online at


Accion is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners fuel income generation, asset creation, employment opportunities and financial success through business ownership.  The organization offers business loans between $200 and $300,000, along with training, networking and other support services to clients who own or want to start a business.




Founded in 1994, Accion New Mexico ∙ Arizona ∙ Colorado has served entrepreneurs in 300 communities, financing the start-up and/or growth of 3,759 businesses through 5,913 loans totaling more than $41.1 million.  These businesses report creating or sustaining an estimated 6,014 jobs in the three-state region.


Accion New Mexico ∙ Arizona ∙ Colorado is a member of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest microfinance network in the United States.  The network's five members have collectively made more than 45,000 loans totaling more than $350 million. Globally, Accion is a pioneer in microfinance, reaching millions of individuals through its international network of partners. For more information on Accion New Mexico ∙ Arizona ∙ Colorado,visit or call 1-800-508-7624.


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