Prestamos CDFI, LLC (“Prestamos”), is a Community Development Financial Institution("CDFI") and a Community Development Entity("CDE") that provides high quality small business loans and technical support services to its clients. Prestamos through its parent corporation, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., has administered lending programs for small businesses located in a rural and urban Arizona since 1980.  In 1992, Prestamos acquired the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Microloan Pilot Program and became Arizona’s first SBA Microlender.  In view of the success of its loan programs and the continued need and demand for these services, CPLC created Prestamos CDFI, LLC in 2000.  Prestamos successfully promotes business and community development and provides technical assistance, business capital and commercial real estate loans throughout Arizona and Nevada.

What is a Community Development Financial Institution

CDFI Certification and CRA: Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are private- sector, financial intermediaries with community development as their primary mission. CDFIs supply the tools enabling economically disadvantaged individuals and underserved communities to become self-sufficient stakeholders in their own future. These tools include providing financial services, loans, and investments; offering training and technical assistance services; and promoting development efforts that enable individuals and communities to effectively use credit and capital.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations explicitly recognize loans and investments in CDFIs as a qualified CRA activity.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20220 or call (202) 622-1160.
Jose Martinez
Teresa Miranda
Director of Business Development
Tim Castro
Director of Business Services
David Castillo
Portfolio Manager
Patricia Gonzalez
Office Manager
Marcelo Piana
Business Development Officer, Arizona Region
Mark McKenna
Business Development Officer, Southern Arizona Region
Edward C. Vento
Business Development Officer, Reno Nevada
Sidra Kain
Business Development Officer, Las Vegas Nevada
Maria Miquirray
Loan Administrator
Amber Cordoba
Business Coach
Chris Van Oosten
Business Coach
Martin Cordova
Business Coach
Veronica Esquivel
Business Coach
Natalia Ronceria
Business Coach
Noe Gonzalez
Business Coach
Prestamos Community Impact
Since 1980, Prestamos has helped the community by retaining and creating Jobs, thanks to the $60,000,000 in loans to over 300 small businesses. The creation and retention of jobs within the community is a fundamental goal for Prestamos.
Loan Committee
Barbara Boone - Alliance Bank

Ricardo Carlo - Associated Minority Contractors of America

Ellen Kirton - Management Consulting

Lupe Gomez - Raza Development Fund Inc.

Sherry Sentgeorge - Andersen Security

Chad Welborn - CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Copanies

Jose Habre - City of Phoenix

Ryan Hale - US Bank

Community Advisory Board
David Adame - CPLC
Jose "Casper" Habre - City of Phoenix
Dan Hernandez - CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Companies
Edmundo Hidalgo - ASU
Ray Salazar - State of AZ - Department of Corrections