4.3 million foreign-born residents call Florida home and approximately 380,700 immigrants live in the Tampa Bay area. Refugees and immigrants arrive wanting to build a better life for themselves and their families. When examining their motivations, or remembering the stories that make up our collective history of immigration, these journeys share a common thread: a yearning for opportunity and freedom.
Without proper information, immigrants can easily become victims of predatory lending schemes and destructive financial practices that can create long-lasting damage. Serving a majority of low-moderate income individuals, Project Prosper provides this population with the tools it needs to succeed.