“Founded in 2008 by Claude Rwaganje — a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo — ProsperityME is a non-profit service organization dedicated to helping Maine’s immigrants and refugees build successful, rewarding lives in their new homeland. Our services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and low-income individuals in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine. Many New Mainers come from cash-based societies and are unfamiliar with how money and credit work in America, our banking system and how to save for the future. By providing basic money management understanding and skill sets, ProsperityME enables them to attain financial stability — the first step to fully integrating and participating in our communities, joining our workforce and planning for the future.”