"I remember coming to Jackson in 1991, me and my three children. Anthony and my twins, Felicia and Alicia. We were brought to the Interfaith Shelter. After a brief stay I vowed I would not be homeless and that my children would not be without a home again. After a major car accident that almost took my life in 1992, I saw if I was going to do anything I needed to do it now. It took me almost ten years to get my strength back up just to walk and talk again, but with the help of God and my former nurse and now co-worker, Mrs. Shirley Smith, I have claimed the victory once again. In 1994, I rented a house on West Biddle Street and started working with Jackson Affordable Housing in 1995. My credit reports came back poor credit because one day shortly after I had moved in two young men come to my door with a Kirby vacuum cleaner and even had two liter Cokes and chicken wings, promising if I bought the vacuum I would have good credit. I told them I didn't have any carpet. With the help of God, my co-worker Shirley, Jackson Affordable Housing Corp. and Community Action Agency, it took over five years to pay off all my credit. I started business school while I was working on the credit, so I could start a cleaning service and I would work until I was able to be independent and get off SSI and FIA. After renting in the Jackson area for almost thirteen years, I finally was able to close on the second day of August 2004, the very place my children and I have resided in for over eight years.
If I was asked to give any advice to any body about my dealing with creditors, don't ever give up, my children were my inspiration through it all and I Thank God Almighty I have claimed the victory once again". Ms. Wanda Beavers
Me and Tu-Tu's Cleaning Service
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