Lender Information

Welcome to Slow Money SWV and than you for your interest in making a Slow Money SWV loan.

These are primarily direct, peer-to-peer, low-interest loans, that are transacted by people who know one another.

The peer-to-peer lending model we are using originated from the experience and information of Carol Peppe Hewett of Slow Money North Carolina.  Carol wrote the book: Financing our Foodshed: Growing Local Food With Slow Money which we are using as our blueprint for getting the Slow Money movement going in our area.

Once we get your information (fill out the form below) we’ll give you a call and we can discuss the food business and/or farming projects that might need funding in our area.  You decide which ones interest you and who you would like to meet with, get to know and discuss their ideas in more detail.

  • Our mission is to catalyze financial support to the real people who live and work in places we know and care about.
  • Our goal is to get low-interest loans to farmers and food business who are enhancing soil fertility and increasing access to good quality local food.

This direct connection between people who want to make a difference and the people who are working to make that happen is what makes Slow Money something very special.

Please fill in all the boxes below to let us know you would like to consider making a loan.

This is not a commitment of any kind, just an expression of your interest in discussing this further and will allow us to contact you easily.

This form goes only to the Slow Money SWV Coordinator, and your information is kept confidential, until you wish it to be shared.


By submitting this form, I certify that I would like to discuss the possibility of making a loan to a food entrepreneur in our local foodshed. This would be a peer-to-peer loan, using a Promissory Note between me, the lender, and the entrepreneur/borrower. (The Slow Money SWV team will contact you to discuss this further.)

Any loans that I decide to make are entirely at my own discretion.  I understand this money will be lent to individuals and enterprises that can fail, and that there is a chance this money will not be returned to me.

I realize that these are meant to be affordable loans, and the interest rate will be negotiated between the lender and borrower, typically between 2 and 6% depending on the size and term of the loan.  While there are no fees for making or receiving Slow Money SWV loans, as a non-profit enterprise we welcome donations so we can continue to run this project.

I have read and agree with the Slow Money Principles, and am committed to the mission of the Slow Money SWV project.

This money is discretionary, and I want to see it invested in my community.

Please feel free to contact us at erin[at]slowmoneyswv]dot]org if you have any questions.

Thanks so much for your interest.

***Disclaimer: Slow Money South Willamette Valley (SWV) is run by a small group of volunteers who are not investment professionals. Our group organizes meetings and other educational resources about local investing. We do not offer any legal, financial or investment advice. We do not solicit, offer, recommend or endorse any investment opportunities. Any financial decisions you make are at your own risk.