Borrower Stories

Bringing a Child into the World: Roman and Liliya’s Story

Roman and Liliya Kagan are the proud and happy parents of Bella, now almost a year-and-a-half old. Bella loves jumping in puddles, the color

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One Loan Touches Many Lives: Tobi’s Story

Tobi Lessem was 25 when she first came to Hebrew Free Loan, just back from eight months on a kibbutz. While she was still

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A Modern-Day Version Of An Old Dream: Greg’s Story

Greg considers himself lucky to have the opportunity to get up at 3 AM, seven days a week, to start a work day that

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Pursuing a Dream, No Matter What: Alex’s Story

Alex came to the United States from Romania when she was three years old. Her parents applied for political asylum, but the process was

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Staying Connected to the World: Barbara’s Story

Barbara was almost 80 years old when she left an abusive marriage and moved in with her daughter’s family. A retired social worker, she’d

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