Hello, my name is Liz Apisaloma and I am 28 years of age. I would like to firstly say thank you for taking the time to read about my struggles. I am a Stay At Home Mum to my only daughter of 15 months named Agnes. My partner works 40-50 hours a week to keep us afloat, but unfortunately when unplanned and unprepared we weren’t aware of the consequences and the lack of knowledge and preparations towards owning a car.
We work for a lovely family in the farm and they have provided us with a house that comes with the job and bought us a car as we were just starting work and could not afford a proper car as we were burrowing a friend’s car until we had worked enough and saved up enough to buy a new and reliable car.
This had all happened when I found out I was pregnant therefore made it impossible for us to save as I was in and out of work because I was really sick during my pregnancy. We live in a rural area so an SUV was suitable and safe for a child, my boss had kindly offered to buy us a car with their choice and for us not to worry. It was the most generous thing anyone has ever done for us so we were quite stoked and very blessed at that moment. They ended up purchasing a Mercedes SUV which was unreal as I’ve never driven or owned anything that expensive. We kindly tried to decline but they had already bought it off Trade Me. My heart was full and I was in awe as to how these strangers can treat us better than our own families and friends. With all that being said the car was okay to drive until a year later we started experiencing more and more problems with the car. We started having bills on top of bills and knowing very well how expensive they’re going to be.
Unfortunately as much as we want to ask our boss but we feel like we’re pushing our LUCK. They have done tremendously a lot for us.
We are currently paying off some of the previous jobs done on the car a few months ago which cost $2,000+ luckily the mechanic understood our situation as they have other regular customers using this payment plan of a minimum of $100 per week till debt is paid off.
Alas it still didn’t solve the ongoing problem with the engine, the work they’ve done the past few months didn’t solve what was wrong as the car was still having problems with power and accelerating up a hill. We live in a rural are so we’re faced with hills everytime we’re on the road. I had taken it in last week Monday only for them to finally find the problem which was the Turbo, as seen on the photo I have attached. To my surprise I never realized how much money it would cost but I knew one thing for sure that we’re just about reach pass our pockets to grab nothing but soil as we literally have nothing.
The cost for a Turbo part and an Alternator came around $5,000+ and the mechanic had asked for half the amount deposited in order to get the job rolling. We are stuck in mud now since we cannot get an approved loan because we both have bad credit and pastering families and friends are out of the options as we moved away from the toxicness of the city. Yet here we are feeling barricaded that we don’t know where else to turn to.
I am even ashamed to be writing this post because everyone knows me knows that I have never asked for handouts and I was always willing to give whenever I know I can give. Words could not express the gratitude I have for your kindness.
Therefore I kindly ask for your help please, one day when I’m working again I’ll be sure to return the favor to someone else who is in my shoes today.
Kindly click this link that will refer you to my PayPal. Please feel free contact me on my email or Instagram on my PayPal profile if you just want to confirm anything or say hello.👋
Paypal link: https://www.paypal.me/lizapisaloma
Thank you kindly.