Our mission is to increase economic opportunities by providing the financial resources necessary to enhance the personal and entrepreneurial capacity of Native Hawaiian individuals, businesses, and community organizations on the Wai`anae Coast and throughout the State of Hawai’i.
We believe Native Hawaiians, and other marginalized populations, have an equal opportunity to fulfill their dreams and improve the quality of their lives by getting the support and financing they need that treats them fairly and with dignity.
- Stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives by providing business, nonprofit, and community development training and technical assistance.
- Develop and provide loans and other financial tools that will support community development efforts to improve the community’s overall quality of life.
- Build partnerships with other financial institutions and services to provide our clients with options and growth opportunities.
As the sister organization to Wai’anae Economic Development Council (WEDC), we have a strong foundation rooted in years of successful business development, lending, and community support.
Our journey began in 2019 when WEDC recognized the growing need for a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and inclusive financial services for the individuals, businesses, and community organizations in the State of Hawai’i. With a clear vision in mind, WEDC embarked on a mission to support entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses by offering them the financial resources they need to thrive in their homelands. The result was the establishment of WEDC’s loan fund, the Pakini Loan Fund.
Driven by our passion for facilitating growth and progress, we have now transitioned the loan fund to its own entity, Pakini Loan Fund was established and deemed a 501c3, tax-exempt non-profit organization in 2023. This move allows us to focus exclusively on providing exceptional lending services and tailoring our offerings to better meet the diverse needs of the people of Hawai’i.
Funding Your Possibilities
Keali’i and Carryssa was ready to expand their business. The Pakini Loan Fund assisted them in the purchase of their chipper which increased their efficiency and allowed them to take on more business.