The deteriorating health of Dave’s partner forced him to choose between his job and bringing up two little girls.
An E&E course training people to work in the Canterbury rebuild has led to a programme mentoring young drivers.
At the time of the devastating Christchurch earthquake in February 2011, Hayley, Tony and their two young children Emma and Josh, were already struggling to make ends meet.
This job has been the number-one achievement in my life.
Duncan is an 18-year-old with a huge future ahead of him.
A marriage breakdown is often enough to plunge a woman and her children into a cycle of poverty from which it is difficult to escape.
Bruce Wall is the Human Resources manager for The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory.
Ollie Seumanufagai is the service manager for The Salvation Army Hope Centre in Newtown, Wellington.
Kelly Martin is National Employment Manager for The Salvation Army Education and Employment.