Economic Justice

Beyond Lending: Two Latinas start CDFI to Help the Central Valley 

Yery Olivares, CDFI Co-Founder and Executive Director, Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation (FAHF)  The Central Valley’s newest Community Development Financial Institution or CDFI is the first one in the region founded and led by two Latinas: Yery Olivares and Dora Westerlund. CDFIs play a vital role in historically underserved communities by increasing access to capital and resources for businesses and

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