A desperate mother of four applied for a loan from Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation to fix her washing machine and lawn mower. She didn’t know it was a step that would change her financial future. She says, “They helped me put a plan together to get above water and out of debt within a few years. They also helped me create a realistic budget and a strategy for increasing my credit score.” Over the next few years, this mom raised her credit score by over a 100 points, went back to school, and raised her income by almost $10,000.