Welcome to Slow Money NC and thank you for your interest in making a Slow Money NC loan. These are primarily direct, peer-to-peer, low-interest loans, that are transacted by people who know one another.
That means that once we get your information (below) we’ll give you a call and we can discuss the farmers and other food entrepreneurs who have projects that might need funding in your area. You can decide which ones interest you and who you would like to meet with, and get to know, and to discuss their ideas further.
Our mission is to catalyze financial support to the real people who live and work in places we know and care about. Our goal is to get low-interest loans to farmers and food businesses who are enhancing soil fertility and increasing access to good quality local food.
This direct connection between people who want to make a difference and the fine people who are working to make that happen – is what makes Slow Money something special.
Please fill in the boxes below to let us know you would like to consider making a loan. This is not a commitment of any kind, just an expression of your interest in discussing this further, and lets us contact you easily
This form goes only to the Slow Money NC Coordinator, and your information is kept confidential, until you wish it to be shared.
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Lender Information Form:
I would like to discuss the possibility of making a loan ($1000 minimum and increments please) to a food entrepreneur in my local foodshed. This would be a direct peer-to-peer loan, using a Promissory Note between me, the lender, and the entrepreneur/borrower. (Most loan requests are for $2000-$10,000, though some are significantly higher.)
The Slow Money NC team will contact me to me to discuss this further. Any loans that I decide to make are entirely at my own discretion. I understand this money will be lent to individuals and enterprises that can fail, and that there is a chance this money will not be returned to me.
I realize that these are meant to be affordable loans, and the interest rate will be negotiated between the lender and borrower, typically between 2 and 4% depending on the size and term of the loan. While their are no fees for making or receiving Slow Money loans, as a non-profit enterprise, Slow Money NC welcomes donations so that they may continue to run this project.
I have read and agree with the Slow Money Principles, and I am committed to the mission of the Slow Money NC Project.
This money is discretionary, and I want to see it invested in my community.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Thanks again.
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