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Non-profit group helps low-income Latino families in San Diego

Financial struggles and never having the suitable training to ascertain monetary safety make it troublesome for low-income Latino families.

SAN DIEGO — It was an emotional second for 19-year-old Estephani Ayala from Spring Valley as she listened to her mother, Silvia Preciado, say how proud she is of her daughter, who’s finding out to turn into a lawyer at UC Merced.

 “They always raised me to pursue higher education, a better life, and the opportunities given to me. I’m just really happy that I made them proud,” stated Ayala.

Ayala is the daughter of immigrant dad and mom, her mother and pa each grew up in Mexico and migrated to the United States for a greater life, however the path to the American dream wasn’t straightforward.

Having monetary struggles and never having the right training to ascertain monetary safety made it troublesome for her and her household.

According to migration coverage, when migrant families come to the United States, many are nonetheless studying to navigate new monetary methods. This is why Silvia regarded for help and received assist from BSP, a non-profit group that helps migrant families with monetary safety by offering teaching programs.

“My mom was in this union, and they recommended joining the build and skills partnership, so it’s an organization that provides help for low-wage property workers and families,” stated Ayala. 

Silvia needed to work twice as exhausting each day as a janitor, getting paid minimal wage and typically struggling to make ends meet.

At one level, she even frightened that she could not save and assist her children in school. Still, this system helped Silvia’s household with tax preparation, financial savings, and even organising her children for faculty by informing them of scholarships and different monetary assist resources.

“I thought, oh, I won’t be able to do this, but the scholarship helped me greatly. I’ve gotten into a few student loans, but it’s not anything I can’t handle,” stated Ayala.

Ayala is finding out to turn into an immigration lawyer and hopes to make use of her expertise to assist others who’re struggling the identical.

“I want to keep families together and help those people, especially the Latino community,” stated Ayala.

Ayala stated as soon as she finishes college and turns into a lawyer, she needs to open a agency and assist different migrant families in Spring Valley. 

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