What is a CDFI
PEOPLE TRUST'S primary PURPOSE is to promote community development by providing financial support and literacy for communities that would otherwise not receive said OPPORTUNITIES. PEOPLE TRUST pledges to challenge what has become tradition in today's fluctuating socio-economical system. The goal is to CREATE avenues for an elevated understanding of financial stability by stimulating and motivating an untapped region of the economy and the communities in which they dwell.
Facing Challenges, Overcoming Obstacles
We all face challenges big and small during our lifetime. It is how we respond and cope with our unpleasant experiences that shapes us and help us to rise above obstacles. The biggest challenge that I have faced wasn’t my diagnosis of Cancer or the fact that it spread from my prostate, colon and now my brain- it was coming home after my treatment to a dire situation. My utilities were suspended, and I require oxygen through a breathing chamber round the clock. My house was dark, food was spoiled posing a health scare and hazard to me as a patient. This threw me into a panic because not having my oxygen sustained at optimal output affects me greatly.
This was a pressing emergency, and something had to be done. I solicited assistance from churches, social service agencies, and all the places I could think of to restore my utilities. Unfortunately, I was not able to receive any financial assistance from any source I reached out to.
I contacted People Trust who not only provided me with Financial reprieve to assist me in providing for my basic needs; they also made sure I had resources that I was unaware of as a Cancer patient.
I therefore conclude that People Trust is not just a Financial Institution but an Organization that is Compassionate, Giving and Cares about those they serve to make a difference and an Impact in the lives of members in the community.