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Lei Ho'olaha a 501(c)(3) Native CDFI founded in 2011 and certified by the Department of Treasury in 2014 provides financial training and loans to community organizations and Native Hawaiian owned businesses in the state of Hawai'i.

Kanu o ka 'Aina Learning 'Ohana whose mission is to serve and perpetuate sustainable Hawaiian communities through Education with Aloha created Lei Ho'olaha after identifying the lack of financial training and capacity building for community organizations and charter schools. Lei Ho'olaha conducted the first and to this date the only charter school facility needs survey. Assistance in budgeting, finance and payroll has been provided to multiple charter schools. 

In 2014 Lei Ho'olaha shifted its focus to native owned small business lending and technical assistance. To date,  lending has supported the growth of businesses on Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Hawaii island.