Hello, I am a young mother, 28, of two beautiful children. I had my first child young at 19 years old and in doing so, put myself in a tough spot. I was able to land a minimum wage job and worked my way up. Unfortunately hard work doesnt always get you where you need to be. I’ve found myself stuck in a position where education requirements are the only way for me to better my career. I have been going to college part time for about 9 years now. I wanted so badly to succeed that I let myself fall into a mountain of debt. I believed that in bettering myself I would be able to pay off the money that i have had to borrow. Unfortunately trying to pay for school, a home to rent, a car, medical bills from the birth of my one year old and all the other costs of living has proved to be too much for me to keep up with. I have been struggling with this debt for 6 years now and have barely made a dent due to interest rates. I am increasingly worried that I will not be able to get out of this mess now as my minimum payments are exceeding my income. I have around $30,000 in debt but I am determined to take care of as much as I can on my own. I do not have family that can help me as my parents have struggled their whole lives. I am asking for $15,000 to help me overcome this burden I have made for myself. I am not one to ask for money, let alone ask for it from people I do not know but I am desperate. I have tried to supplement my income but am it able to pay for daycare to support a second job. I appreciate you taking the time to read my story and appreciate any help that is given.