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Gratitude and thanks
I owe my sister, credit cards, and father -in-law
Vol 9: 46 -Debt Traps in Ghana and globally
Vol 9: 37- My parents
Apologies
To my Grandma
Vol 9 : 40 - USA IRS and Family debt
My Angel
Freedom of choice
 

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DEBT NUMBER MAN014

T o my post-doc supervisor for always being there for me and whom I seem to have forgotten. I always feel I am too busy to get in touch. I always think of you, so should make an effort to write or visit

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica 041
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

Sister : £6,000. She is brilliant and rescued me financially when I really needed it. Credit card: £3,000. Don't feel so bad about credit card. That's the trouble with credit on cards from banks. - it doesn't feel real. Father -in-law : £3,000 but he doesn't see his granddaughter or seem to care about his son -my husband. So I don't mind.

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

The new lending boom in the global South is being fuelled by banks AND governments. While low interest rates in the US and Europe are leading banks and other private lenders to speculate on developing country debts, aid donors are giving more ‘aid’ in the form of loans rather than grants. Around £1.8 billion of UK aid was given in the form of loans in 2013, mainly through the World Bank. This is 15% of the overall aid budgetEarlier this month, Ghana agreed a loan from the IMF which will be entirely used to help meet debt payments. In 2015, 16% of Ghana's government revenue will be spent on foreign debt payments, including paying over 8% interest rates to international speculators. Ghana’s debt payments are predicted to continue to rise, and could be as high as half the government’s income if expectations of high economic growth are not met. Yet while a new debt trap is well on the way to being set, it is by no means inevitable. Responsible lending policies by lender nations like the UK, and the institutions they control, can still avert a crisis. We’re calling on the next UK government to take three key steps:

  1. Grants not loans for all UK aid, and international lenders the UK funds
  2. Tax justice so that countries don’t have to depend on excessive levels of debt
  3. Fair debt rules for countries, to show reckless lenders they won’t be bailed out and to stop vulture funds profiting from crisis
www.jubileedebt.org.uk to support the campaign

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

In 2005 I got myself into some silly problems and my parents, not far from retiring, paid a lot of money in legal fees to get me out of that problem. I think about that everyday that I am free

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DEBT NUMBER MAN081
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

To both of my children Shehnai & Rishi for all the hard/bad times

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DEBT NUMBER MAN090
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

To Grandma, Who missed out on all the interesting conversation we were supposed to have about my study and her deepest passion  - and Anna for all the hilarities that will take place at mothers expense that I will not laugh at. XX. I shall have to do this for you both!! X

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

Clean my IRS debt in the US. Also I would like to break the spell of being I debt from myself and my family! Clear our minds of debt!

 

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
OWED BY amy stevenson

Alone and broken, I stood struggling to accept the reality that I’d been robbed of essentially everything I needed for the connection to Lima. The embassy was closed until Monday; It was Friday evening- bad timing.  Penniless, credit card-less and passportless in Madrid at Christmas time- I couldn’t even buy the comfort a hotel might bring. I wanted desperately to return home to the familiar; Instead I was trapped in some kind of merciless limbo. From hero to zero; I was at rock bottom when you found me. It felt like daggers in my chest, no solutions. All dead ends. A stranger or an angel; you opened up your home to me and encouraged me to  go onwards with my journey. A disaster turned into a blessing and I learned true gratitude- and for that, I’m forever indebted to you.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN237
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

So many tried in vain for todays peace. Thanks, however the world don't learn. Sorry. R.I.P.

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