Building a strong foundation for effective refugee financial services At the end of April, we were thrilled to host theRead more
Looking ahead to our FIND Symposium, we reflect on some of our FINDings. The Fresh FINDings Newsletter provides monthly insightsRead more
The Journeys Project is excited to share a report published with the International Rescue Committee. This report was the culminationRead more
What are the financial health realities faced by women refugees in Jordan and Kenya? In this issue of Fresh FINDingsRead more
Lessons for strengthening refugee financial integration In this issue of Fresh FINDings we feature research from Kenya, led by JulieRead more
By Julie Zollman and Kim Wilson “We have many people with a broken heart because of their history. So, weRead more
Friendships are important for everyone but are crucial for refugeesRead more
By Jeffrey Ashe, Kim Wilson.
The American Dream—being able to earn a good living, buy a home, send children to school, and build a life in the United States regardless of social stature or place of birth—is an aspiration for most who immigrate to the United States. While new immigrants may be fleeing violence, poverty, and persecution—so called “push factors”—they are also pulled by the prospects of a better life for themselves and their children. Some immigrants arrive in the United States wealthy, educated, and fluent in English. These case studies focus on immigrants who may arrive with a few dollars in their pocket, struggle with English, and sometimes are without legal documents. Our research examines how immigrant households save up in groups to transform income that is irregular, uncertain, and low into regular, predictable, and meaningful sums of cash.