I’m Valentina from Italy. I’m writing to you to ask for your support in helping my boyfriend, who is facing serious financial difficulties right now.
He works as a football player in a “Serie D” (fourth tier) team in Italy, where he moved three months ago so we could live closer together.
He receives a monthly salary of 1200 euros, which is barely enough for him to make ends meet. Moreover, he has a family of 5 in Brazil that he has to take care of and he tries his best to put aside some money to send to them every month.
He didn’t manage to put any money aside for himself in the past year because the last team he played for in Bulgaria didn’t pay him at all for a whole three months, since it was facing a shortage of money due to the consequences of the lockdown measures.
Because of this he couldn’t even afford to buy a flight ticket including extra baggage allowance, so most of his belongings are still in Bulgaria at an aquaintance’s place.
He has very few pieces of clothing right now; the only pair of shoes he has brought with him is starting to fall apart and the price for his luggage to be shipped out to Italy is at least 200 Euros, which he still hasn’t been able to save up.
His attempts at finding a side job have been unfruitful so far, because of the language barrier and his lack of higher education qualifications.
On top of that, a few days ago he’s been informed that his paycheck, due on 22nd April, probably isn’t going to be issued until three weeks from now because of some unspecified financial problem that the football club is dealing with. The problem is that he’s already out of money.
I’m doing my best to help but since I just recently started working as a freelance translator I haven’t managed to build a client base large enough to fully sustain myself economically yet and what I earn right now isn’t enough for both.
He urgently needs some money to do the grocery shopping and help him get by until his next paycheck, because he’s litterally running out of food right now. Here he has no trusted person to turn to other than me. Even the smallest donation can be vital to him.
Thank you all for the attention and for your help in advance.