Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell, co-founders of Museumand
This is the third blog in a series of blogs written by Museumand – the National Caribbean Heritage Museum celebrating the role and contribution of the Caribbean community in the UK. So far we’ve focused on the role of community savings schemes, particularly the Pardner Hand, in supporting the Caribbean community to thrive both in the Caribbean and here in the UK.
In this blog, we want to look at some of the other methods the Caribbean community used to supplement the gap left by the barriers that stopped them from accessing formal financial services. These are methods still used today and have been used by many diasporas and working-class communities over the years, mainly to combat low wages.