In need of assistance but without many options, Jeff Seeley turned to a title lender in Hernando, Miss., who loaned him the money he needed but with the truck he needed for work on the line as collateral and at a 250% interest rate.
While there is an increasing demand for nurses, creating a nursing program is difficult and expensive. In order to do this, OBU would need to find partners who believed in the need for nursing, believed in healthcare, and believed in the impact such a project would have on the economy.
As a single mom of four, owning a house had long felt like a distant dream for Lakisha Butler. But one day, she happened upon a financial education course being led by Southern Bancorp that made her rethink this distance.
With the help of Southern Bancorp, Jessica Drye went from no bank account and little credit to purchasing a car on her own and her first home in just two years.
Minority Business Empowerment Fund participant Carissa Hill-Ochi is a self-made serial entrepreneur with a closet full of hats.