As a single mom, Kanisha worked two jobs trying to make ends meet for herself and her son. But working hard meant she made "too much money" to qualify for assistance, even though her wages didn't cover her basic expenses. A determined and optimistic woman, Kanisha found help from the HOPE initiative. After finishing her education and earning her cosmetology license, Kanisha has opened her own business and is well on her way to financial stability and independence.


Topics: Financial Stability

Derek Lippincott

Written by Derek Lippincott

Derek is the former Marketing Creative Projects Manager for United Way of Central Iowa.