In a new paper released by the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD), the lending approaches of Native CDFIs were analyzed. CICD unveils the core practices and modes of operation in the NCDFI industry. NCDFIs prioritize comprehensive goals, form strategic partnerships, customize financial and development products and services, and employ inclusive metrics of success. Emphasizing a person-centric approach, NCDFIs aim to enhance financial inclusion while empowering Native communities. CICD analysis underscores NCDFIs’ crucial role in fostering financial resilience while maintaining commitment to cultural compatibility.

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