Funded 06/11/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Moving Assistance

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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Testimonial

This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeIt is with a feeling of delight and gratefulness that I am saying thanks to all Modest Needs Donors who decided to help me with my financial need. My financial burden had been extremely heavy and was hitting me from several different angles. I did not know what to do or how to get myself out of a difficult financial situation. Now, thanks to you I have a feeling of relief, knowing that a great financial burden has been lifted from my head. Your decision to help me, show that you all are caring and considerate to those who are in need. Your financial help to me, will enable me to sleep better and get control back in my financial life. You didn't have to help, but, in love, you reached out to me. Thank you Modest Needs Donors. You all have done well to help me. You have done your best. Thanks a million.



Single Woman Helping Family in Jamaica Needs Rent Help After Job Loss and Relocation

My Story:

I am a single woman working in the USA on a J1 visa. I came here to work in order to help to make my financial situation better for myself and for my family back in Jamaica. I usually work in Georgia as a public school teacher and was able to manage on that salary, but with nothing left over to save. I am obligated to take care of my mother who lives in Jamaica.

I lost my job in Georgia in July 2018. I fairly quickly got another job in Mississippi on August 9, 2018. My move to Mississippi cost me any savings I had, which the school district did not compensate. Also, my mother who was hospitalized in the preceding months needed even more financial assistance from me. So month after month I found that my salary has been less than my expenditure. So I started borrowing from different payday loans companies. Now, I am in a worse situation than I was originally. I need Modest needs to help pay for my rent.

This funding will help to reduce my stress level and get me on good terms with my landlord. I am hoping to get the help of a debt relief program where I can get the loans paid off and then only pay an affordable amount per month. Your help will make a great difference in my life as I work to help in the lives of others in my country and also those in the USA. The USA is like my new home. I have been living and working here since September 2014.


As of 2019-06-11, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.