Marlene McDonald

Marlene McDonald used a loan and grant from Lakota Funds' Su Owojupi (They're Planting) Project to plant a garden that will infuse the Pine Ridge Reservation with a variety of fresh vegetables and help mitigate health issues caused from living in a food desert. Read more.

Homebuyer Education


Many of Lakota Funds' matched savings program participants have a goal of homeownership. To support this goal and help the participants meet their program requirements, they are able to complete homebuyer education through Lakota Funds' partners. Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing offer homebuyer education programs that help prepare aspiring homeowners and guide them through the process of purchasing a home.