No Interest Loan Scheme has Sarah flying high

No Interest Loan Scheme has Sarah flying high

We’ve often said that a small loan can make a big difference, and that certainly proved to be the case for Sarah* who sent this lovely thank you email to The Salvation Army’s no interest loan team:

“I would just like to thank you (Dora Solima) and The Salvation Army for all your help, last year when I applied for the loan I was struggling. I was unemployed and barely making ends meet on my Centrelink benefits, I found it hard to job search because I didn’t have the correct clothing or, if I had the correct clothing, I didn’t have any way of washing them because I couldn’t afford the $5 wash at the laundromat.

The NILS loan, which I used to purchase a washing machine, helped me regain my confidence by giving me the basic right and ability to wash my clothing. When I applied for the loan I was also offered a $50 voucher that I used to help purchase clothing for job interviews. I am now a flight attendant with an Australian airline and completely off Centrelink benefits and even have money to spoil myself occasionally.

The help I received from The Salvation Army and the kind treatment from The Good Guys the day they delivered the machine truly helped me regain control of my life again.”

The Salvation Army is one of 263 providers offering the NILS loans from 636 locations across Australia. To find out more about the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) and to find your local provider, head to or call 13 64 57. NILS clients can access to the best prices on energy efficient whitegoods, computers and other household appliances through Good2GoNow, an ethical buying service run in partnership with The Good Guys.

Shot of a woman using a washing machine at home

*Name changed for privacy reasons.

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