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Westwater Financial, Inc.

A Community Development Financial Institution

Westwater Financial, Inc. is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that was incubated in 2012 by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians located in Sonoma County, California. Westwater’s primary mission is to improve the financial situation of Native American tribal members who have been traditionally underserved by conventional banks in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. This is accomplished by providing financial education and access to credit via credit-builder and other consumer loans, as well as small and micro business loans.

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Lending Services

Westwater Financial offers credit-builder, consumer loans, micro-enterprise and small business loans to Native Americans in our target market area. One of Westwater Financial’s primary goals is to provide access to capital by providing flexible lending services. Westwater began lending and providing economic development services in 2013. Access to credit helps our clients build a stronger financial foundation so they can eventually achieve financial success. Credit scores now drive so many things in the financial world. A strong credit history not only helps…READ MORE…

Westwater Financial offers several development services to help clients build the capacity to be able to access capital and become successful borrowers once they have received a loan. Personal Financial Management Workshops, using Building Native Communities Financial Education curriculum designed by First Nations Oweesta and Fannie Mae. And, Business Plan Course – Westwater Financial offers a business plan development course for start-up and existing small businesses … READ MORE…

Small Business Consulting and Loans

We are pleased to announce we are expanding our consulting services and lending to small business. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and in association with SCORE | North Coast.Our  Business Plan Course – Westwater Financial will offer a business plan development course for start-up and existing small businesses utilizing the Indianpreneurship curriculum, resources of SCORE and the SBA. READ MORE

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