Elizabeth Olbar has been a member of CYP’s money management program since the beginning.

‘It was a program I thought could help me a lot’, said Elizabeth. ‘I have my sister’s children in my care and I need to make sure I have money available to buy the things they need for school. It’s been very helpful for me to set up a Student Education Trust for the children.’

Having taken control of her finances, Elizabeth has been able to make plans for her future.

‘I didn’t think I could do it but I’m achieving things in life’, she said. ‘I have a car and I’m saving for a deposit to buy a house. I have a pre-approved loan to buy a block of land and build a house at Hope Valley estate. After that I want to buy a boat. I’m making sure I spend my money the right way.’