As a young mother, Angela Chestnut did not spend much time thinking about her financial health. Working two jobs and raising her children provided little time for sleep, much less worrying about her credit score. However, as she grew older, she began to think about her family and what she needed to do to provide a safer present and future for them. While living in public housing, Angela decided to get her finances in order to provide a permanent home for her family. She visited with Mercy Partnership Fund investee Southern Bancorp Community Partners (SBCP) to build her credit, opened a matched savings account to help her both understand and build her savings toward homeownership, took advantage of SBCP's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to have her taxes filed for free, and took homebuyer education courses to prepare for her next step. Today, Angela is a proud homeowner who credits SBCP with helping get her financial life on track. Click here to see her story.
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