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Alycia Juvik, community development director from the CU and Toma Barboza (right), a participant in Hawaii First FCU’s individual development account program, presented an octopus (H'e) carving to Robert Lindsey, trustee from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Hawaii First Federal Credit Union was recently recognized for the jobs its individual development account program has created.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently recognized the $40 million Hawaii First by highlighting its IDA program in its monthly publication Ka Wai Ola. The cover story tells of three individuals whose lives were changed by using an IDA. One of the persons featured was Uncle Toma Barboza, a wood carver.

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