Turre Council to set up crisis fund for struggling residents

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RESIDENTS of Turre could be given crisis loans by the local council if the need arises. Turre Council is studying the possibility of creating an emergency fund for families going through financial problems, which would issue personal loans, an initiative that has already been launched in other Andalucian towns with positive results reported.

Mayor of Turre, Martin Morales, told Spanish daily IDEAL, that these loans would be issued to help families pay their bills and buy basic, daily life products when they could not afford them. The maximum amount issued would be €250, to be used on things such as food, transport to any hospital facilities, paying electricity and water bills, amongst others.

The recipient would have to return the money after a period of time.

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The mayor said the amount given would not be high as the town hall currently faces a major debt.

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