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Lei Ho'olaha is an emerging Native CDFI that provides financial training and loans to charter schools and community centers in the state of Hawai'i with the overall goal of making them creditworthy. Initially our primary focus will be on Hawaiian charter schools.

Kanu o ka 'Aina Learning 'Ohana realizing the need for charter schools to be better equipped for facility development created Lei Ho'olaha. A CDFI emphasizing financial planning and organizing as well as loan products.  Thus enabling organizations to have better access to credit including construction and improvement of school facilities.

Lei Ho'olaha conducted the first and to this date the only charter school facility needs survey. We have assisted a number of charter schools including Halau Lokahi PCS, Hakipu'u Learning Center PCS and Halau Ku Mana PCS. The assistance ranged from budget and finance reorganization to financial transition issues.

We are planning to offer additional business planning assistance as well as loans to charter schools in the near future.