My loans repayments are due and I still don’t have a training contract

Should I be doing any work to earn money to pay off my loan, or should I be looking for further financial assistance?

Having self funded my LPC, and without a training contract in the pipeline or any work for the summer or long term, the pressure of my loan repayments are building. It seems that there are fewer legal jobs about and people are constantly telling me that I should not take time out of legal work if I want firms to take me seriously. Should I be doing any work to earn money to pay off my loan, or should I be looking for further financial assistance?