Good Shepherd Ireland works with people affected by poverty, violence and discrimination.
At Good Shepherd Ireland we believe no-one should be left behind.
Together we work with communities in Ireland and internationally to tackle poverty and inequality.
At Good Shepherd Ireland we operate a number of programmes aimed at supporting people through difficult times, with the aim of empowering them to find solutions to life’s challenges and to realise their own wellbeing. Here we share some stories from clients who have availed of our programmes.
When a household appliance breaks it usually needs to be replaced immediately, but finding the money to pay for it can be a struggle. When it happens just before Christmas, the financial pressure can be even more intense. The No Interest Loan Scheme is there to help people tackle those unexpected expenses.
Just over a year ago, Delia was faced with a dilemma. She had damaged her car, and had been quoted over €600 to fix it. Postponing the repairs wasn’t an option as she needed transport for school runs. But she didn’t have the money to meet such a large expense, and felt she had nowhere to turn.
Sowing seeds of hope: How NILS helped Maurice to develop vegetable garden project
On a farm outside Limerick, Maurice and a team of volunteers are teaching young people how to grow African vegetables for the local community. The No Interest Loan Scheme was instrumental in getting the project off the ground.