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STREET BEAT: ‘Do payday lenders help or harm the community?’

Compiled by Debra Varnado in Leimert Park, Exposition Park, and Inglewood.

Red Curtis Baldwin Hills   “Payday lenders harm the community and they should be against the law. They should be ashamed of themselves.”
Red Curtis
Baldwin Hills
“Payday lenders harm the community and they should be against the law. They should be ashamed of themselves.”

Dymphna Gruijters Redondo Beach “I would think they harm the community. I think it is too easy to get a loan. [People] don’t realize that they have to pay so much interest.”
Dymphna Gruijters
Redondo Beach
“I would think they harm the community. I think it is too easy to get a loan. [People] don’t realize that they have to pay so much interest.”
Zena Garcia Exposition Park “I think they harm the communities.  A lot of people get the advances and then put themselves in debt trying to pay [the money] back.”
Zena Garcia
Exposition Park
“I think they harm the communities. A lot of people get the advances and then put themselves in debt trying to pay [the money] back.”