Since 1933, the mission of Ottawa Hebrew Free Loan has been to help people to help themselves by providing financial assistance to members of the Ottawa Jewish community. We facilitate financial independence through the use of interest-free micro-lending. We make funds available in the form of interest-free loans, which are repayable in convenient installments. Help is extended to people in every station of life. We strive to ensure that, in the process, loan recipients maintain dignity, privacy and self-sufficiency.
Guided by the biblical precept G’milut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness) and Maimonides’ highest level of Tzedakah, these loans allow borrowers to become educated, self-reliant and future contributors to our community.