Who We Are

Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development (LEND) is a student-run, microfinance organization that  empowers entrepreneurs in Evanston to build businesses, create jobs, and reach financial self-sufficiency. By providing access to microcredit and business development services, LEND is devoted to connecting the  Northwestern and Evanston communities under the shared objectives of aiding businesses, economic development, and social change.

Our Team


Executive Team

Suhaib Khan, Aaron Ledsky, Divy Dangi, Chaitra Subramaniam, Ankita Ajith, Evan Taylor, and Lauren Lee


Eric Ke, Ananya Poddar, Femke Munting, Drew Wandzilak, Haadi Moochhala, Ilyana Schlesinger, Kevin Man, Morgan Harlan, Naina Mishra, Naveena Sharma

Our Board

Our Partners

Contact Us

The world is better when we work together. 

For general inquiries, email lendnu@gmail.com. 

Photos by Michael Del Rosario

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