Grant creates financial program for area women

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Women have a different relationship with money than men. On average, they earn less and spend less time in the workforce.

But thanks to the Women's Foundation of Kansas City, some women in the metro are getting financial advice.

Monday morning, the group presented a $25,000 check to Catholic Charities of Kansas City to fund their program designed by women for women on how to earn, save and handle their money.

"The women that we work with are paralyzed by the fact that they made wrong decisions in a particular situation now, or they don't know what to do," Becky Gripp with Catholic Charities of Kansas City said.

On average, one in eight women in the United States lives in poverty. In Kansas City, single women lead nearly a third of households living in poverty.

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