Congratulations to MercyCare’s Lending Services team which recently took out the inaugural ‘best news story’ award at the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) conference in June.
The service, which aims to offer a helping hand where other financial institutions may not be able to, was featured in MercyCare News in April and followed the story of Maasoumeh and her two sons Arash Arabshahi (19) and Amir (20).
After arriving in Australia from Iran, Maasoumeh took out a loan to purchase school books for her sons, who mastered English to take out top TEE scores in their exams. The brothers then returned to Lending Services to purchase laptops to assist them with their chosen field of study at UWA, medicine.
MercyCare Manager for Community and Workforce Development, Anjali Mukund, who accepted the award in front of more than 400 people, said the prize vouchers would be given to Arash and Amir.