Until the end of last year, Renaz Ebrahimi worked with immigrant women at the Association in Helsinki.
Her job was to help women navigate and educate themselves in Finnish life.
She arranged Finnish language clubs, individual counseling, and other activities .
Ebrahimi and former colleague Fatima Usman said the Association promised them facilities for the activities as well as payment.
However, how much they were paid remains to be determined.
"We were all promised that we were going to have one paid worker in each office," Fatima Usman, Chairman, Africans and African-Europeans in Europe Association explained. "Well, that was just a promise. It never happened."
In the past year, some 20 workers have left the association. Some of these workers told Yle the reason they left was because of the way money was handled there.
Ebrahimi said that the association repeatedly refused to give them money for activities and materials, and she claimed none of the project managers received the salaries they were promised.
The Interior Ministry's Antti Lehtonen said that in his 20 years on the job these he hasn't heard allegations of this sort before, but refused to speak to specifics.
Representatives of the Association declined to comment, however, they did point out that previous probes had not revealed problems in the past.
Funding of the association comes from the EU, the Slot Machine Association (RAY), City of Helsinki and other public sources.
Results of the ongoing investigations are expected in the coming weeks.
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