Cathy* originally came to the Wesley Mission Center as a volunteer. After two years of volunteering, she turned to the WMC for assistance with her husband's veterans health insurance that was overdue. They had great income but her husbands work came to a halt and they had no household income and used up all of their savings trying to make ends meet.
Cathy had just started a new part time job making $9.50 an hour but was struggling to pay all their expenses. She had more than a budgeting problem and signed up to attend financial coaching.
Cathy was able to qualify for a Unity Lending loan which she used to pay towards the overdue health insurance. Shortly after, getting the Unity Lending loan, her husband started working again and began bringing home an adequate income. Through her financial coaching sessions, Cathy learned the importance of saving and having an emergency savings account for unexpected expenses.
Cathy paid her Unity Lending loan and expressed that the Unity Lending Program helped her and her family in a tremendous way. It allowed them to stay afloat during their short time of financial crisis and get them on the path to self-sufficiency.
*All client names changed for privacy.