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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.

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.