The goal of African Economic Development Solutions is simple . . .
We want our clients to build businesses that create jobs with livable wages. We want families to own homes and to break free of poverty. We strive to connect and build vibrant communities with creativity and social connection.
WHAT WE DO
Helping African Immigrants Develop Businesses
The African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS-MN) lending organization was established in St. Paul in 2008. Since our inception, we have been helping African immigrants build and develop businesses through loans, micro-loans, and relief loans.
Unleash the Power of Entrepreneurship
AEDS staff and consultants help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into lucrative businesses from development to survive and thrive. Our Business Development Training teaches pertinent business skills indispensable for their success. Through Technical Assistance & Consulting, we support a diverse and growing portfolio of emerging and established small businesses needs.
Become a Knowledgeable Homeowner
AEDS assists recent African immigrants and other marginalized Americans to gain wealth through homeownership. AEDS offers a course on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m, Home Stretch, to gain knowledge and answer your questions about homeownership. After completion of the Home Stretch course, we offer a bonus one-on-one Counseling & Advising session to answer your specific homeownership concerns.
Empowering African Communities
African Economic Development Solutions takes pride in being a certified lending organization. We use art and culture as a catalyst to help African immigrants in our community by hosting events - Little Africa Village Parade & Festival, National African Leadership Conference, and Community Conversation & Networking Events
African Economic Development Solutions believes that access to key resources, supportive institutional frameworks, and nourishing environments are necessary for creating financial success within marginalized communities.