Luiz and Adeli Machado moved to the United States from southern Brazil primarily to be near their three children, who are naturalized US citizens, and their three grandchildren. They are eager to become US citizens but finances stood in the way. That is, until they applied for a loan from One Percent for America.
Fresh food was identified as this community’s highest need. BlueHub partnered with local stakeholders to fund the Market@25th, a grocery store with a café, a bakery—and a new health center that provides screenings and education to area residents.
BlueHub is offsetting this nonprofit affordable housing organization’s electricity costs with discounted net metering credits, reducing their costs by 17% and stabilizing their electricity rates for at least a decade.
Improving a housing complex in the Frayser neighborhood of Memphis is part of a local strategy to connect local low-income families with quality affordable housing, childcare, education, youth development and other supports.