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Thrive wants you!

Are you passionate about a sustainable local economy in Calgary?
Do you care about equality and social justice?
Then Thrive is the place for you. Thrive is a network of local economy leaders, neighbourhood champions, and entrepreneurs who work collectively to advance their vision of a thriving, resilient and inclusive economy for all. They seek long-term sustainable solutions that transform the economic well-being of all Calgarians.
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Partners piloting micro loan to ease cash crunch

Build people’s assets and develop local economy among intentions

When Timothy’s mother fell ill, he turned to payday lending to quickly borrow $1,000 to send home to her in another country. But Timothy soon got caught in a long-term cycle of debt when, two weeks after securing the payday loan, he couldn’t pay it back in full as required, and triple-digit interest was applied.
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