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“I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was out of work – completely. If you don’t have financial health, you don’t have much to lean back on,” CONNECT client Pamela Mims said in a 2017 video.

A credit union in Boston, Mass., has found the best way for it to serve its community is to employ the principle that people banding together can achieve much more than a single person or institution.

Metro Credit Union ($1.9 billion in assets, 207,376 members) now serves a broad swath of the Boston area, and is the second-largest credit union in the state behind nearby Digital Federal Credit Union ($8.5 billion in assets, 780,664 members).

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