Charity Number: 1197493

Alison's Story

Explore Alison’s story by clicking on the snakes and ladders board from move 1 to 13.

1st Move


I get married in to my first love in Zimbabwe, my country of birth. We have two amazing babies - my son (now aged 13) and my daughter (now aged 11).
Move up from 16 to 47

2nd Move

You throw a 2 then a six go to 55

3rd Move


After years of abuse, I start divorce proceedings, but don't get an end result as he refuses to sign any papers.
(Move down from 55 to 10)

4th Move


I move to the UK with my children and with the support of my parents. I suddenly feel free and can finally be me again.
(Move up from 11 to 27)

5th Move

You throw a 3, move to 30

6th Move


At my gramp's funeral, the rest of my family are awful to me, acting like I didn't exist. My dad is never mentioned, so it seems like my aunt is an only child.
(Move down from 30 to 18)

7th Move

You throw a 3, move to 21

8th Move

I move into my own flat. with lots of help from mum's side of the family.
(Move up from 21 to 36)

9th Move

I can eventually afford to go home for Christmas to see my mum and dad, and my brother and his lovely family.
(Move up from 37 to 44)

10th Move

I buy a franchise art class and have some amazing students who have now become lovely friends. (Move up from 45 to 52)

11th Move

You throw a 2, move to 54

12th Move


I have a mental breakdown over lack of money. I feel alone after mum and dad's visit at the beginning of the year, and feel burnt out and tired all the time.
(Move down from 54 to 38)

13th Move

Can you help us end poverty?