Oct 20, 2015
Something we're going to see more off, we believe, is the cases of so-called "working poor" who are struggling to make ends meet. This client was one of the first that we're expecting, who found that there is quite simply too much month left at the end of the money. Her gas had run out and she has two children under the age of four. Her husband works and was trying to get a sub from his boss but this was taking too long. Her power company refused to assist and so she was left wondering how she was going to cook any dinner for the family, or keep them warm that night.
Sometimes it doesn't take a great deal of money to get someone's life back on track, and this case took only £40 to ensure that the heating would be on and the children would go to bed with hot food in their tummies.
Pay-day next week, and the client has been advised to use the £40 "extra" that they'll have gained to cushion themselves against running out of gas in the future. Bless her, she wanted to repay us with it straight away! :-) We always tell clients to make sure that they're fully ahead of the game before they think about stuff like that. We don't ask for repayment - these monies are always gifts - but some clients like to know that they can help someone else out down the line.
The client sent this message at the closing stages of the conversation: "I didn't think it was possible to love people you have never met before haha , I will never forget this thank you so much xx"
Gave me goosebumps, that did! ;-)