Clark County businesses recieve help from local grants
A total of 365 small-business owners applied for the Mercy Corps grant, and about 250 businesses will receive the money; the average grant amount is about $5,000, said Hannah Cotter, Southern Washington program manager for Mercy Corps Northwest. The grant funds total $1,257,500 and will help small businesses bounce back from the impacts of COVID.
Mercy Corps Northwest supports undocumented immigrants
Mercy Corps Northwest has given out more than $120,000 in grants to 24 undocumented immigrants around the Puget Sound who own businesses but couldn’t get a Paycheck Protection loan. They include two immigrants who run cleaning companies and one who has a catering business.
Women in prison prepare for release with LIFE entrepreneurship program
Through Mercy Corps Northwest, hundreds of women in prison are getting a better understanding of what life looks like after they're released. This KGW piece gives a look into the experiences of three women: Vanessa, Myriah and Amy.