The Microloan program is growing rapidly and we need your help. We are currently looking for people who are willing to be financial mentors to borrowers in our loan program. Microloans have improved the lives of our borrowers by providing not only the low interest loans, but also by providing access to a financial mentor who can work with the person to improve credit scores and increase the understanding and use of a variety of financial tools. We know from the experiences of our current mentors and borrowers, that this relationship has positively impacted everyone involved.
The curriculum includes tips on relationship building, background about the Microloan program, understanding poverty, and an introduction to using financial empowerment tools, including Your Money, Your Goals from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Those who are interested in becoming a financial mentor, including previously trained mentors who want a refresher, are invited to register online by September 18. You can also call or text Deb Zabloudil at 614-507-5345. Lunch and materials are provided by St. Vincent de Paul Systemic Change programs. Registration is required so we can insure that we have adequate food and materials for those who come.
You do not need to be a member of St. Vincent de Paul to be a financial mentor.
For more information, contact Deb at 614-507-5345.
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