[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We teamed up with New Yorker Cartoonist Julian Rowe to illustrate the cases covered in our new workshop, Getting Ready: Migratory Processes and Your Money. This is the final video of this three-part series. To view the full campaign click here.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/221610945″][vc_column_text]Our participant, Maria, has lived in Harlem for 13 years with her husband, Pablo, and three daughters. Maria and Pablo have been saving towards the common goal of starting a stationery store (papeleria) together in Mexico. The family already has a house in Mexico where they will be able to live a more comfortable life closer to the extended family. To achieve this, the couple agrees that Pablo should earn a bit more money before joining them. They weren’t sure how they both could access their accounts from different countries at the same time. After attending our new workshop, Maria’s family is now taking concrete steps towards their goal: Maria and Pablo have opened a joint bank account allowing them both to access their funds remotely; they also made an appointment with the Mexican Consulate to get their kid’s passports and make arrangements for them to start school in Mexico when they arrive.
This family is on their way to achieving their goal.
At Qualitas, we encourage our participants to dream big and to take measured steps towards achieving their goals. Many of our participants hope to one day find themselves back among their family and friends in their home countries. Others are unaware of the benefits of getting their US-born children passports or providing them with controlled access to a family account. No matter their circumstance, we believe that everyone is entitled to know what their options are.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]