Hello donors. I am an unemployed mother of two children. One is a toddler and the other is in Kindergarten. I am definitely not lazy nor have I ever been in a situation where I have had to publicly ask for financial assistance. I have just fallen on hard times for about a year now without a job. I have also used up all the funds I had in savings. However, I remain very hopeful to find a job and become self-sufficient again by August 2019. It’s interesting how life can take some unexpected turns. But, I am humbled by my situation and I will forever be grateful for the big and little things that I have. Also, at a point in my life when I was able to, I would often give a helping hand to others in need.
At present, I am faced with mounting overdue loans that I used to pay faithfully, but am no longer able to pay. This coupled with the usual monthly expenses of food, rent and utility bills are way beyond the reach of the little assistance that had been sustaining me and my family for the past year. Things have started to look more dismal for us by the day. I am heartened that despite the challenges, I manage to feed my children every day and make them happy. They don’t have a variety of choices and they survive on the bare necessities, but I ensure that they are clean, fed and happy. As young children, they should not have to bear the financial and emotional burdens of their mother. I really want to keep it that way for them. I’m happy because they are still happy.
However, with the letters from the financial institutions about legal action etc from the debt collectors and the uncertainty of how the bills, especially the rent, will be paid as of February, it has started to take a toll on my mental and emotional health. I am not homeless and I’m really trying hard to keep it that way. I owe it to my children.
In addition, while this is not an immediate need, I am very ambitious. I may be broke now, but I am not uneducated. I would love to start Nursing School in the fall of 2019. I feel led to pursue a career in nursing because of my compassion for others and my burning desire to make those who are sick, suffering and in pain feel better. I want to be the nurse who patients remember in a good way similar to how I remember all the wonderful nurses who have ever cared for me. I’ve had the honor of meeting some dedicated nurses who love their jobs and their patients in a way I never knew existed! It would certainly be a dream come true for me and those who see the nurse within me if I received any form of sponsorship for this schooling.
My rent and bills amount to about $1500 monthly and my outstanding loans are approximately $18000 in debt. I ask for any donation regardless of how small it may seem to you to assist me and my family during this difficult time that we will overcome. I don’t smoke, gamble, do drugs or drink any form of alcohol. Despite my desperation, I have also been able to take the moral and ethical route when faced with tough temptations.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my story. Please help me if you are able to do so. I am grateful that you even just read this post.