HARAHAN, La. (3/5/15)--Harahan, La.-based ASI FCU has partnered with the Consulate of Honduras in New Orleans to provide financial services and education to underserved Honduran nationals.
From left, Roberto A. Martinez, Consul General de Honduras; Mignhon Tourne, ASI FCU president/CEO; Sally Hoffstadt, ASI FCU vice president of marketing; and Rafael Saddy, Latin American Civic Association of Louisiana. (ASI FCU Photo)
The agreement between the credit union and the consulate will allow interested individuals to learn about secure ways to send money to Honduras, fair pricing on money transfers and how to open accounts at financial institutions.
Individuals also can attend workshops and financial education seminars catered specifically to Honduran nationals living in the United States.
"A significant difficulty exists in the Honduran community when it comes to accessing fair, affordable financial services," the credit union said in a press release.
Credit union staff will be at the consulate in New Orleans on Fridays to provide financial education. Individuals also can get free assistance completing their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number forms at the consulate and at two other credit union branches.
"There is no greater purpose in the world than to be of service to those in need," said Mignhon Tourne, ASI FCU president/CEO.