“I applied for loads of jobs – I wanted to earn my own money and come off benefits.
I had an interview that went really well.
I was offered the job but they asked for my birth certificate to prove I could work in the UK.
I didn’t have it and couldn’t afford to get a copy. Without it they were going to give the job to someone else.
Sophie’s Fund gave me the money I needed.
I was very depressed when I wasn’t working, but now I feel great when I am praised for doing a good job.”