Mary MacKillop Today’s Financial Inclusion Program supports low income earners to move away from financial hardship towards stability. In partnership with Good Shepherd Microfinance, we offer No Interest Loan Schemes (NILS) to individuals, like Susan, suffering from financial exclusion and poverty in areas of rural NSW. Susan is living with a degenerative disability that affects the use of her legs. Her previous home had stairs, leaving her housebound. Susan desperately needed to move and, thanks to your support, we were able to help her buy appliances for her new home that are much more accessible for her – a new fridge, washing machine, TV and dryer. Susan now has more independence because she no longer relies on others to help her wash and cook.
“Without NILS I wouldn’t be here now (in a new home). I wouldn’t have been able to afford these things I needed. It has enabled me to set up myself here. Without access to NILS I would have had to go into a home, now I will be able to stay here and be comfortable.”
– Susan, who overcame her barrier to independence through the No Interest Loan Scheme