Meet “Dave”

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At Maranatha-Carlisle, we work with those most vulnerable in our community by helping them make sure their basic needs are taken care of while teaching them sound financial practices to help them maintain financial stability.

An excellent example of this two-pronged approach is “Dave” (name changed to protect confidentiality). “Dave” has been a client of ours for several years now, and we have been working with him to make sure his bills are paid while putting a little bit of money away. One of those ongoing bills was from a necessary car repair, which left him with a large bill to pay. With the help of Maranatha-Carlisle, “Dave” has been working to budget his income for the past few months and has been paying the bill in small installments. “Dave” recently had a small lump sum of money that he was tempted to spend on other things, but with our encouragement, he took that money down to the garage and paid off the remaining balance of his bill!!!

We are so proud of all that “Dave” has accomplished, and most importantly, he is proud of himself! Maranatha-Carlisle has given him the tools and support that he has needed to improve his financial knowledge and learn the discipline needed to budget for an unexpected expense. It is the little triumphs that make our clients’ lives more stable and secure.

Thank you to our donors for making success stories like this possible! If you would like to donate to help us expand our services to more individuals in need, you can do so at  Please put the name “Dave” into the notes section so we can let him know how his story is helping us help others.

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