For people that are working their way out of poverty, dependence on public transportation is one of the many things that could trigger a tail spin that throws them right back in the vicious cycle of generational poverty. However, clients that are able to purchase a vehicle from ChangingGears will be able to get better jobs, spend more time with their families, and continue to be empowered on their journey to self-sufficiency. The need for private transportation is illustrated in the story below comparing a day in the lives of two women: Lisa who rides the bus and Mary who drives a vehicle from ChangingGears.

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