OHA Adds Debt Consolidation to Malama Loan Program

May 6, 2011, 1:13 PM HST · Updated May 6, 1:13 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

In adding debt-consolidation loans to its offerings, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is hoping to increase the number of eligible Native Hawaiians it can help under its Malama Loan Program.

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At the same time, the program will continue to provide financing for business, home improvement and education. Qualified Native Hawaiian-owned businesses and individuals can apply for business loans up to $150,000 to expand or start a business; up to $100,000 for home improvement projects; and up to $75,000 for educational expenses.

Individuals must be of Native Hawaiian ancestry, and business, partnerships, LLCs and corporations that apply must also be 100% Native Hawaiian-owned.

The Mālama Loan Program is being administered through all branches of First Hawaiian Bank. For more information on the Malama Loan Program, go to the OHA website.


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