Kamilla was about to have her second child. Her husband was working as an accountant and she was due to start unpaid maternity leave.

What happened?

Kamilla's husband suddenly became very ill. He was diagnosed with leukaemia and had to be off work for 6 months. With their finances already stretched by a building project that had taken longer than expected, the family's income quickly dried up.

How CABA helped

As well as helping Kamilla apply for various state benefits, CABA also arranged for her to talk to a counsellor to help her get through this difficult time. And a monthly grant helped the family stay afloat until her husband was well enough to return to work.

And now

While he still has routine check-ups, Kamilla's husband got better and is now back at work. Their children are now aged 4 and 2, and they're also expecting their third child.

Kamilla says

'CABA's support meant I could focus on my husband's health and my unborn baby, instead of trying to think of how we were going to cope financially.'