Wells Fargo grant helps Ways to Work participant receive loan for a car

Jasmine Coleman applied to be a Ways to Work (WtW) recipient in June, 2017. Since then, she’s received guidance in purchasing her vehicle, a loan for her car, and ongoing support form Ways to Work staff. Funding received from Wells Fargo has helped provide fair-interest vehicle loans and financial education to many with transportation challenges and a need to establish or improve their credit.

Wells Fargo has a well-established relationship with WtW. Employees from Wells Fargo are often an integral part of our processes where they serve on our loan approval committee. They regularly team up with HumanKind staff to volunteer in the community to provide financial education and skills based workshops.

With the help of HumanKind’s Ways to Work Program and Wells Fargo, Coleman was able to obtain a reliable source of transportation. Not only was she able to become more punctual but she’s able to spend more time with her family.

“This loan will continue to help me with my responsibility, help me rebuild my credit, and lead me down a more positive financial path.” Coleman wrote in her WtW application personal statement.

Jonathan Gedeon is the Richmond Site Manager and helps support WtW participants throughout the course of their loans. According to Jonathan, Jasmine is “An excellent example of the impact that we can make in our communities. She has used the vehicle to become increasingly self-sufficient and independent through the process.” Gedeon said.