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The Lending Circles That Pave the Way to Citizenship

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“We really are thinking about what’s going to happen with immigration reform,” says Robert Annibale, head of Citi community development and microfinance, a philanthropic supporter of MAF. No matter when, and in what form, Congress figures out how to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, the path will likely be complicated and costly. Community-based lending circles could be one way to transition eligible applicants into American life while at the same time building their financial capacity.”

by Sophie Quinton

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