Free Loan Society Launched in Dominican Republic by Lamport
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Free Loan Society Launched in Dominican Republic by Lamport

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The first free loan society for the refugee settlement project at Sosua has been established as a result of the visit of Arthur M. Lamport, New York banker.

Lamport, after a survey of the colonization site, proposed the establishment of a loan society with an initial capital investment of $5,000 as a concrete measure to aid the settlers. Two Jewish citizens of Ciudad Trujillo, Abraham Staiman and Leopold Kohn, offered to contribute to the undertaking.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund