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Make The Month—Canada’s first online poverty simulation—is a glimpse into the struggle 10% of Winnipeggers face trying to make ends meet.
Mary has seen how poverty’s shadow can be lifted. In 2010, her 25-year marriage ended, leaving her a single mother of six. She had just started college when she began experiencing debilitating pain in her jaw. Her doctor told her she had a tooth infection—one that proved later to be life-threatening, but that she could
Angela K. wrote her story for us to share with you—and being able to do that is a big triumph for her. You have no idea how hard it is for me to write this story. Not because it makes me feel sad – I am very happy and proud to share my experience. It is
Lani and her family moved from poverty to possibility with the help of a United Way-supported community resource centre and asset-building program. Here’s her story in her own words. When Mike and I first met, I was in the middle of bankruptcy and living on social assistance. He was working part time and making minimum
“My name is Glory. I am from Burma. I left when I was 7 years old and spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Thailand. It’s where I met my husband Bayther and raised my four children. It was very difficult to live there, because you can’t leave the camp or else the police will arrest you.”
Three years ago, Adrian Alphonso felt he was coming apart. Newly separated and troubled by addictions, Adrian was also deep in debt with few resources to support himself and his young daughter Elyse. Adrian went to Community Financial Counselling Services—a United Way agency partner—where staff recognized in him a perfect candidate for the Saving Circle
Every single day, significant efforts are made in our city to support people who are homeless. Every day, lives are touched and, many times, changed. Despite all we are doing, it is not enough. “The whole system, my whole life, it’s been one place to another to another. I never felt like I had a
Poverty can be an abstract concept. We may sense it’s a root cause of problems in our city, but without direct experience with the challenges people living in poverty face, it can be tough to relate. Listening to the stories of poverty can open our eyes to the struggles people face as they navigate life on