Success Stories

Walthill Public Library

The Village of Walthill is located within the reservation boundaries of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; with a population primarily composed of Native Americans.  As with many rural Nebraska communities, the library is a place for residents to gather for educational and community support along with

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Honey is sold in quart jars, plastic bears, and the plastic bottles as shown above.  Also offer honey butter in many different flavors.

Sandhills Honey Bottling Co, LLC, located near Anselmo, Nebraska, is a small family operation that started out as a hobby, then grew into a business officially opening in 2008 as a fully licensed honey processing, bottling and packing, and kitchen facility.  The business was growing to meet the h

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Turning the Keys to Homeownership

Abby Hargreaves dreamt for a long time of a house for her kids to call home.  She had rented housing in Morrill, Nebraska most of her adult life.  Abby’s homeownership journey began seven years ago when her daughter was born. The process for looking for a house started in Morrill.

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The key to homeownership

After living in a rental home for three and one-half years Holly McCance wanted more for her daughter, Destani and herself and that was a home of their own. Holly worked with a local Realtor to find a house that would meet her family’s needs.

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The Gallatin Valley YMCA facility is expected to serve an additional 12,500 people in the area each year.

The Gallatin Valley YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) has been operating without a recreational facility of its own since it started in 2002. The lack of a facility to call its own has limited the amount of programs the organization can offer to the Gallatin Valley.

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Owners Machelle LeProwse and Millie Rigby proudly highlighting some of the copper items sold in the store.

For years, Butte Copper Company was known as a tourist stop. People traveling through Montana would stop there after visiting the “Richest Hill on Earth” and purchase various souvenirs.

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USDA Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan

Founded in 1994 by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company has become one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California, with operations centralized in Cloverdale.

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BGood Bars, a rural woman-owned and operated business, is now selling its products in stores throughout the Pacific Northwest.

An outdoor enthusiast, Judy Goodman would often prepare her own nutritious, high-energy trail bars for her outdoor excursions.

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Kansas Housing Loan Recipient

Jamie Tittel was born and raised in Riley, Kansas.  A small, rural town with less than a 1,000 residents.  Tittel continued to live in Riley after she graduated high school.  She had been renting a place, but had dreams of owning her own home someday. 

 

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Ohio Rural Development Single Family Housing Loan Specialist Missy Sanders, left,  presents a check to Logan County Habitat for Humanity          Executive Director Jeff Snapp.     Snapp and other Habitat workers were on hand as Rural Development employee

   In June, USDA Ohio Rural Development employees from the Findlay Area office and state office traveled to Bellefontaine (Logan County) to help prime and paint a Habitat for Humanity home for Wayne Wells, his wife Deborah, and their teenage son, Levi.

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