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Cath's Story

Cath's Story

"People often think that poverty only belongs to certain people. Through my life I have found out that’s not true..."

Serious illness forced me to stop working and my income become erratic. I was living off my long service leave and holiday pay until they ran out. I wanted to find another job but my condition deteriorated. I began to panic. I didn’t know where I was going to find the money to survive. I had debt that I was so embarrassed about.

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Josh's Story

Josh's Story

"We'd have to decide what was most important in her basket: nappies or food?"

I was working as a carpenter when my position was made redundant along with at least 100 others. Around the same time my wife and I found out that we were pregnant. Suddenly we went from two well paying jobs down to no income. I started working for myself but when people didn’t pay on time, or at all, we had to use credit cards to keep ourselves going week to week. We started down that slippery slope of debt and it became harder and harder to get back on top.

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