Mamás con Más

Low-Income Latinx Mothers’ Experiences with Mainstream Banking and Alternative Financial Services

Mamás con Más, a partnership of Santa Cruz Community Ventures and UCSC’s Blum Center, explores Latinx mothers’ experiences with mainstream and alternative financial services in Santa Cruz County. When families have urgent, unmet financial needs, they may turn to alternative lenders for short-term loans and other services, however, high fees and exorbitant interest rates can make repayment difficult. To learn more about these issues in our own community, we facilitated listening circles with low-income Latinx mothers living in Watsonville and surrounding areas about their financial service use. We also constructed a GIS map to document the location and concentration of mainstream and alternative financial services in Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Please join us to learn more about our findings and discuss how we can build more inclusive financial services and programs.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

University Center, Alumni Room
University Center , Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Faculty & Staff, Students, General Public, Graduate Students



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