Akiptan (AH-KEEP-TAHN) is the Lakota word for together, in a joint effort, cooperatively.
To innovate and change the paradigm
of investments in Indian Country Agriculture and Food Systems.
Akiptan strives to provide fair financing to Native American Agriculture Operations throughout Indian Country.
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Akiptan is a Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loans and technical assistance to those in Indian Agriculture. Akiptan offers a whole suite of services that include financing youth, start ups, operating costs and ownership. Our CDFI takes it a step further and works with the client to assist with technical support as well as provide financial literacy training to help create a knowledgeable borrower.
LOAN VS INVESTMENT
Akiptan, being a Native CDFI, has the unique ability to develop loan programs that can truly benefit Natives in Agriculture.
Akiptan is able to provide a typical loan where a certain amount of money is borrowed and repaid back over several years. But, Akiptan is also able to provide a loan that allows for upfront capacity growth by “Investing” in your operation with an Interest Only payment option for several years before repaying the principal.