Last year I moved and started my life over after leaving an abusive relationship. I was gradually getting my life together, I had a good job, my car was running well and I was able to save money to get my own apartment. Unfortunately I was let go from my job 7 months ago and since then I haven’t found a job paying what I used to make. I went through all of my savings and although I do work full time most of my check goes to child support which I have no problem with but I am left living off of $130-$150 a week. I pay $75 a week for rent living with a family member so when I have to pay for things like my car insurance, cell phone or everyday things that my kids or I need I am left with almost nothing. Recently my car broke down and that was a big hit as I am relying on friends to get around. I have my bachelors degree and there are jobs I would like to pursue but I need a car as these jobs require me to travel out of my immediate area. I am not a selfish person and I live a simple life not splurging on things or stuff I do not need, i make sure my children have what they need and are happy. If I was able to buy a reliable car it would be a game changer for me and give me the break I need so I can get a better paying job and get my life back on track. I looked at cars in my area and with just $5000 I could get a good vehicle but In my current situation $5000 might as well be a million. I am a proud person but even I realize that sometimes we all need help.