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Chicago Microlending Institute (CMI) Microloans

To improve access to capital, the City of Chicago seeded a $2MM revolving loan fund and partnered with Accion to create the Chicago Microlending Institute (CMI). CMI helped train two new local microlenders, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) and Women’s Business Development Corporation (WBDC), to help connect small businesses around the city to affordable access to capital. These microloans vary in size from $500 to $25,000 and the average loan size is around $10,000. This dataset reflects the lender, location, business industry, and borrower demographics for small businesses supported by the City’s revolving loan fund. Certain data elements could not be included on a per-loan basis for privacy reasons but are summarized in the dataset.

Querying over HTTP

Splitgraph serves as an HTTP API that lets you run SQL queries directly on this data to power Web applications. For example:

curl \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
{"sql": "
    SELECT *
    FROM \"cityofchicago/chicago-microlending-institute-cmi-microloans-dpkg-upyz\".\"chicago_microlending_institute_cmi_microloans\"
    LIMIT 100 

See the Splitgraph documentation for more information.

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