who we are
HFLA is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster economic stability and opportunity amongst members of the Jewish community in British Columbia.
what we do
We provide access to affordable credit in the form of a 0% interest loan so that our borrowers can overcome financial challenges and build better lives.
how we do it
We use money donated by caring members of our community and lend it out to borrowers in need. We charge absolutely no interest or fees on these loans; borrowers are only required to pay back the amount borrowed and not a single dollar more.
how we can helP
We offer loan programs that cover a variety of needs. Some of our programs are focused around poverty relief while others are based on helping people realize their dreams.
Born in Russia, Sam moved first to Israel and then eventually settled in Canada. He currently lives with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who help care for him.
Sam applied to HFLA for a loan to cover the cost of emergency dental work. He was referred to us by our partners at JFS and was able to get his loan approved quickly so that the dental work could be begin without delay.
Carly is a very bright young woman with a wonderful future ahead of her. HFLA provided a student loan to Carly to help her cover the costs of her Masters Degree Program tuition.
Carly is currently studying hard and is on the path to what will surely be an impressive and distinguished career. This would not have been possible without the help of an HFLA loan.
*Name & images have been changed to protect our borrower's privacy.