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Executive director: Elizabeth Makee.

Chairman of the board: Gordon Boerner.

Annual budget: $1,089,928.

No. of volunteers: 12.

Headquarters: Market Creek Plaza in Diamond area of San Diego.

Year founded: 1994.

Mission of organization: Provider of micro-loans, ranging from $300 to $35,000, and support services to small businesses that lack access to traditional financing sources.

Mike Colvin had a concept for a small business, a plan, and a $50,000 nest egg to launch the enterprise, a European-style delicatessen...

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