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Aliyah’s Story

Aliyah was struggling to keep on top of household bills in rented accommodation when she contacted GroceryAid.

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Aliyah had left her home with her son and was trying to rebuild their lives after suffering domestic violence. During the traumatic period prior to Aliyah and her son leaving the family home, various debts had mounted up and she was now finding it hard to clear these and stay current on her new rent.

Following a visit from one of the Welfare team to see how we could best help, GroceryAid cleared her rent arrears, leaving her without debt and able to manage on her salary. During this difficult time, Aliyah has continued to work and she has also received counselling through the GroceryAid Helpline to help her and her son cope.

Aliyah wrote in to say:

"We do not take this help for granted at all and we know that you are not a bottomless pit of cash so thank you all so much. The money you sent greatly helped me to keep my job and keep me and my son off the streets. I don't know what we'd have done without you."

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