Hello kind strangers,
My name is Angela, and I’m a 27 year old with a BA in Translation and Interpreting. Despite having a BA, and being a qualified worker, I haven’t been able to find a job in over a year (I’m in Spain). Spain never recovered from the big recession, and the situation in this country is devastating. Companies aren’t hiring. So many people with a college education are homeless or living in shelters, or working 10+ hours a day for minimum pay. I haven’t been lucky to find myself in the last of those situations, because believe me, I would be more than happy to be.
It seems that there is no way to make money and I will be homeless. I need some help so that I can move to a different country and find a job and move on with my life. I have been so depressed because I live under the poverty level (off of some savings) and some days I don’t even have enough to eat, and I have to starve. This is so sad to admit. I never thought I would end up like this. I always thought that at this age I would be living on my own, having a happy life with a job that at least would pay for the minimum (rent, bills and food). Instead, I have to live with my parents, not able to find a job, and my parents already struggle with making ends meet as it is. I never thought I would be living the dream, but this is not a life.
I am not the only one in my family who is going through this situation. In fact, many of us are, but with no money to leave and escape this, we are trapped.
Currently I don’t have the means to move, because I don’t have the money to pay for the plane ticket and a couple of months worth of rent and some money to buy food. This is not for a trip, or for fun. This is quite literally for survival. If anyone could help me out with anything, I would be so incredibly grateful. When I am back on my feet I will pay you back. I really need to turn my life around and prove myself that I can get out of this dark place.
Thank you for taking the time to read this,