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Informal Deals Help Mexican Entrepreneurs Get Started

NPR's Laura Sydell takes a look at the tanda, a traditional economic plan used by Mexican immigrants to raise money to start small businesses. Many cultures from around the world have traditional lending systems to help where banks may not exist or help. This is the third part of Morning Edition's series on immigrant entrepreneurs.

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Laura Sydell fell in love with the intimate storytelling qualities of radio, which combined her passion for theatre and writing with her addiction to news. Over her career she has covered politics, arts, media, religion, and entrepreneurship. Currently Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and NPR.org.