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JFLA makes loans, in part, thanks to the generosity of Cedars Sinai, LA City Council District 4 Loan Fund, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Borrower Stories

Borrower Stories Santa Barbara
Thank you to our incredible guarantors. You are our heroes.
Dan
Starting a bakery business is as tough as kneading dough.
Daniel
Daniel was a freelance designer and art director with an innovative idea for a new business.
Emily & Gregg
“We had no idea that IVF doesn’t always work and that our infertility journey could continue on.
Fariba
Five years ago, Fariba was excited to share the news to her coworkers that her son had announced he would be getting married.
Jonathan & Elise
Jonathan and Elise always knew they wanted to adopt a child, to get one child out of the system and give that child a chance at having a better life.
Kim
Take a Break. Do you walk with your phone? Shop with your phone?
Kira
Kira grew up in a single-parent household. Her mother was widowed and had gone back to school herself, so she worked hard to help pay for college.
Mandi & Lior
Mandi and her husband Lior imagined that starting their family would happen easily.
Marshall
Marshall Mend went from being a high school drop out to a multimillionaire in a journey that started with the Jewish Free Loan.
Noah
Everyone wants to go to school, receive a great education and have a successful career.
Randi
The diagnosis of cancer and the subsequent treatment takes a tremendous toll on a person.
Shelly
Shelly first came to Jewish Free Loan as a student. Jewish Free Loan’s student loan empowered her to get a degree in speech pathology.
Sherri
It’s almost unimaginable to live in Los Angeles without a working car.
Wade & Lindsay
Lord Windsor Coffee started out as a dream to bring exceptional coffee to Southern California.
Yulia
Beginning your freshman year in college comes with its own set of challenges, but when tragedy strikes, earning a degree can feel unattainable.
Hillel
Orthodontics is my way of being of service and I would not be where I am today without the Jewish Free Loan.
Steve
Steve wanted a way to provide comfort to children with serious illnesses who have to leave their homes to go to the hospital.