“Being part of FII taught me to trust people again.”

Maresa is running her cleaning business, raising her kids, and healing from a rocky road. She shared what it was like for her growing up on the streets and experiencing abuse. This experience caused her to fear people, and she credits her FII group with restoring her trust. She credits the group with helping her learn how to say no, even if it is difficult. “Right now I am in the process of healing,” she said. This meant telling her partner, “I’m not ready to live with anyone. I only want to live with my children, my dog, and that’s it.”

FII puts cash in the hands of hard working families. They are helping one another accomplish their goals – whether personal or for their community.

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