Seven Days features an article discussing financial literacy for newly arrived refugees. The article highlights the work of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP), a USCRI field office.
“Amila Merdzanovic, director of VRRP, said that credit is a looming priority for most refugees. Case managers and employment counselors talk to their clients about paying electricity and gas bills on time, because this helps establish a good credit history. ‘It’s important to talk about it early on, ’cause we know if you mess up your credit history, it takes a lot to get it fixed,’ Merdzanovic said.”
Read the full article here.