What changes for families who’ve lived in poverty when the amount on their paychecks more than doubles?
Climb participants who were employed before Climb often worked in low-wage jobs, piecing together basic needs like food and housing. Two years after Climb, these moms are typically earning more than double their previous paychecks.
Here’s what they tell us:
On $1,000/month or less you are…
Driving an unreliable vehicle that could break down at any moment.
Busy managing chaos day-to-day, with no time to think about setting goals for the future.
Reliant on unhealthy relationships to help with basic needs like food, transportation and housing.
Having to choose between paying for heat or buying food in the middle of the winter.
Sinking so far into debt that you stop paying attention to the bills piling up at your doorstep.
On $2,500/month or more you are…
Proudly paying for your groceries with cash instead of a food stamp card.
Sending your kids to school with homemade lunches instead of relying on free or reduced meals.
Providing Christmas presents for your family without help.
Moving into your own housing and enjoying independence for the first time.
Feeling supported and valued in your work place, with paid leave to plan ahead for a family vacation.
Getting out of debt and paying all your bills at the end of every month.
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