R.I. has the highest percentage of poor people in New England. Where can they turn to avoid predatory lending?

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Roxana Mercado, right, financial-coaching fellow at Capital Good Fund in Providence, meets with her client, Gloria Orjuela of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Roxana Mercado, right, financial-coaching fellow at Capital Good Fund in Providence, meets with her client, Gloria Orjuela of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO
Gloria Orjuela, a 53-year-old Providence resident, is disabled and living on supplemental-security income. Originally from Colombia, Orjuela has lived in the United States for 27 years, and moved to Providence more than a decade ago. In January, her mother, who still lives in Colombia, became ill and was rushed to the hospital. With no savings,…
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