Last month we launched the #MyProsperStory video contest and invited our community to tell us how a loan through Prosper has impacted their life.
We were thrilled to receive hundreds of inspiring, creative, heartfelt and humorous videos from our community! Every story was unique but there was one prevailing theme – money doesn’t have to control you; you can take control of your finances.
We loved hearing positive stories from our borrowers and we want to help you accomplish your financial goals. So, we’ve decided to continue spotlighting our customers! You can connect with us on Facebook to learn more about future #MyProsperStory campaigns in the new year.
A big thank you to everyone who shared and voted for a #MyProsperStory video. The community has spoken, the votes are tallied, and the winners of the #MyProsperStory video contest are:
Grand Prize Winner: Life After Brain Aneurysm
Mario’s #MyProsperStory is a reminder that you can never plan for all of life’s events.
Mario came to America in pursuit of the American dream. For 30 years he worked as a maintenance worker, saving money along way to send his three children to college. He was in control of his finances.
Then in 2013, Mario began feeling tired at work. One night he was rushed to the emergency room, where the doctors determined he had a brain aneurysm.
With the diagnoses came the medical bills and Mario and his family struggled to keep up. Mario used a loan through Prosper to consolidate the debt and “regain his life back.”
1st Place Prize Winner: The Money We Needed to Complete Our Adoption
Jackie and Andrew’s #MyProsperStory is a story of love.
When Jackie and Andrew met in college it was love at first sight. They got married and bought a house, and everything was going well. Then they learned that having a baby was going to be a more difficult and costly process then anticipated.
The Metzger’s refused to let roadblocks get in their way. So, they decided to explore adoption and Jackie took a loan through Prosper to help fund their adoption journey.
Just 3 short weeks after applying for a loan through Prosper, Jackie and Andrew were able to welcome a child into their loving family.
2nd Place Prize Winner: Nik Thanks Prosper.com for his Loan
Nik’s #MyProsperStory (and spontaneous songs) will make you smile.
Nik is a unique and hilarious storyteller. He made us laugh with his adorable dog Chester, his few words of Spanish, and his original, unscripted Prosper jingles.
Unfortunately, Nik’s struggle with credit card debt is neither unique nor funny.
Nik had three credit cards that were maxed out “just due to life.” He was relying on credit cards to keep up with his payments and, eventually, took a loan through Prosper to consolidate his debt. Now, Nik is singing the praises of Prosper (literally) and finds it “easy peasy” to get his finances in order.
Thanks again for making the #MyProsperStory video contest a big success! We’re looking forward to hearing more stories in 2016. Be sure to stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter and keep us posted on the exciting things that are happening in your life.
–Remi Harrad, Community Manager