Asset Development

Due to loss of grant funding, WRDA's Asset Development Program are currently closed as we seek funding for their continuation.


WRDA’s Asset Development programs are designed to help refugee families move toward community integration through financial literacy and asset-building opportunities.

The Childcare Microenterprise Program assists female entrepreneurs with starting childcare businesses in their homes by providing child development training, financial literacy education, and startup funds.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A female refugee or asylee who is not yet a US citizen
  • Interested in working with children

Ways to Work is an affordable car loan program designed to help working families access reliable transportation.  World Relief partners with the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division by teaching financial literacy trainings and helping WRDA clients apply for loans.  Even if families have low or no credit, they can receive a $6,000 loan (at 8% interest) to purchase a vehicle.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A parent of a child under 18
  • Employed for at least 3 months
  • Able to make monthly loan payments