Phillip Sandy knew he had to do something different.

He admits he was drinking too much but was at a loss as to what to do.

He decided to join MPower and get back on the BasicsCard.

‘My family is happy for me’, said Phillip. ‘Now I can buy lots of food for myself and my wife.’

Phillip had been on the BasicsCard before but he found that when he went off it, he spent too much on alcohol and ran into financial trouble again.

‘I just want to make it easier to pay my bills’, he said. ‘The card helps me do that. I will come back and do a budget through MPower because now I want to save up for a freezer, a TV and a DVD player.’

One of MPower’s primary goals is to reduce the amount of money spent on addictions. Phillip’s story illustrates how MPower, in combination with the Basics Card, can achieve this goal.