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Financial Loans - Stories of Success

On this page, we're sharing how the OkAT Foundation's financial assistance is benefiting Oklahomans.

To return to information on the two loan programs available (ABLE Tech's Direct Loan or a Financial Loan with ABLE Tech and BancFirst), click here.


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William C. of Tulsa, OK2016_HearingAid01
William C. used the financial loan program to purchase hearing aids for himself. His audiologist informed him of ABLE Tech’s low interest financial loan, and he opted to take advantage of the low monthly payments, which the program offered. Poor interest rates and long term payment plans deterred him from other loan options available. 

Outcome: William reports that since he has had his new hearing aids, he has seen improved relationships, much better communication, and less personal stress to hear.

AT Purchased
Hearing Aids

Purpose
Community Living

Gordon B. of Skiatook, OK2016_VehicleHandControls
Gordon purchased a wheelchair accessible van with hand controls for himself using the low interest financial loan program offered by ABLE Tech and OkAT Foundation. He has been trying for several years to afford a way to purchase an accessible vehicle, and through the coordination of services with DRS, he was finally able to do so. He used the guarantee loan to purchase the vehicle modified for a wheelchair, and DRS assisted with the purchase and installation of the hand controls. He says this coordination of services will be instrumental in his becoming employed.
 

AT Purchased
Wheelchair accessible van 
with hand controls

Purpose
Employment

Shelley (from ABLE Tech)2016_HearingAid03
In search of a great success story to share, I keep going back to how I discovered ABLE Tech resources. I, too, have benefited from ABLE Tech’s low interest financial loan. So in light of that, I am using my own success story that was one of our first ‘video testimonies’ created by ABLE Tech. It still holds true – the ABLE Tech financial loan program is such a valuable key to helping individuals be successful in work, home, and play.

Go to YouTube to see my testimony!

AT Purchased
Hearing Aids

Purpose
Community Living

James2016_HearingAid02
James was referred to ABLE Tech by the banking partner for the Financial Loan Program, and his audiologist, seeking financing to purchase hearing aids. He has needed hearing aids, and considered the purchase for over two years. He chose the low interest loan program based on the ease to make reasonable payments, rather than trying to come up with the entire amount at once. He has had such a positive outcome since he purchased the hearing aids using the low interest financial loan program, and says not only has having hearing aids greatly enhanced conversation with my family and friends, but it has allowed me to continue my part-time job as a substitute teacher with greater ease and effectiveness.

"I am truly grateful for the opportunity you have provided." – James

AT Purchased
Hearing Aids

Purpose
Community Living

Jilline2016_HearingAid02
Jilline was referred to ABLE Tech by a personal friend who was familiar with our services. She chose to pursue the low interest financial loan because her employer’s insurance does not cover anything related to hearing aids. Her credit was not in a good place to be approved for loan on her own, and the audiologist would not accept a payment plan. She was unable to come up the amount of money needed at once to purchase the new hearing aids. Jilline has worn hearing aids for a number of years, and her current hearing aids needed to be replaced, as they were not providing her the level of assistance she now needs. She says she was very excited to get the new hearing aids, since she has needed new ones for about 4 years. She has since been able to communicate better with others at work and at home. “I hear the little things like the rain outside or the baby crying next door, and I can hear my coworkers ask me for help from across a noisy room. Very exciting!”  Jilline was approved for a guaranty, low interest loan for 2 over the ear hearing aids, in the amount of $5,600. During the application process, she was also able to identify an issue on her credit report that with the board’s guidance, was able to resolve and hopefully not be a roadblock for future credit building.

AT Purchased
Hearing Aids

Purpose
Employment