Borrower Stories

Family Ties: April and Michael’s Story

Noah just turned two, and he’s a smiling little boy full of joy and a zest for life. “But,” say April and Michael, “there’s no way

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The Legacy of a Petaluma Chicken Rancher: Debbie’s Story

Debbie Bauer came to Hebrew Free Loan during a difficult time for her family. Her husband had lost his job, and the new one

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Making a Life in Music: Benjie’s Story

Benjie Kushins first learned of Hebrew Free Loan when he was in middle school, longing for his first drum set. His grandfather said that

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A Medical School Dream Realized: Sergey’s Story

Sergey Bondarev always knew he wanted to become a doctor—how he was going to get there was a little more challenging. “I was the

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Funding a Pipe Dream: Amy’s story

As cliche as it sounds, the second I turned 35, I began to hear my biological clock ticking. As a single, middle-class woman I

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