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Wealth Creation Programs for East African Women in Cedar Riverside: An Asset and Gap Analysis.

Author: 
Hirsi, Ubah and Kubra Dire

The purpose of the research project was to conduct an asset and gap analysis of programs and resources that focus on wealth and asset building for East African women. Methodology included online research to identify community organizations that work with East African women or who provide programs in the area. Interviews with representatives from several organizations were then held. To make sure the research was grounded in the actual experiences of the women, three focus groups were held and interviews were conducted with women business owners from the East African community. Regardless of ethnicity or employment status, common themes emerged relating to the challenges East African women face in achieving economic independence and stability. Barriers include language, financial issues (including access to culturally appropriate loan products), household responsibilities, affordable and accessible childcare and lack of employment and training opportunities. Some of the available resources include interest free loans offered by African Development Center as well as Neighborhood Development Center and free ELL classes. Recommendations include, community outreach, women leadership development through mentoring, improve ELL programs, job training, and affordable childcare systems.

Publication date: 
2013
Publisher: 
Unpublished
Sponsor: 
Conducted on behalf of Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
Pages: 
15 pp.
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CURA call number: 
KNCBR-1360