All through this year, up until now, I have been struggling.
I came in to this country as a tourist, with the intention of just a 3 months holiday in September 2017 until I realized in November that I was expecting a child and it became a bigger priority that I be the best father I could possibly be for my unborn daughter and stayed behind. She was born in August 2018 and at only 6 weeks after she was born, I had to take on the responsibility of being a single father without any prior experience on fatherhood.
Her mum made attempts to dump her at a strangers doorstep and threatened to kill her on several occasions, among several despicable things she did to the little girl in her first 5 weeks. This was where my legal battle to gain custody of my child began. And God so good, after about 1 year I was finally granted full physical and legal conservator of my baby. But it’s been hard.
As at the time I started taking sole care of my baby at 6 weeks old, she had respiratory issues in which I’ve had to be back and forth the hospital. Meanwhile, my baby’s mother hasn’t made the slightest of attempt to contact her and all attempts made by me proved abortive.
My baby is now 16 months old. She’s very healthy and even though I have no means of working legally in the United States yet, I have done my best to provide for her.
While I tried to figure out how I will be able to sustain myself and her financially, and because I do not have a work authorization yet, I had to look for opportunities online. I started an e-commerce business with the intent that I will be able to work from home. It failed. I self trained myself on digital and email marketing and set up a little online digital agency, that didn’t go so well either. I also do have a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Solar energy. So I’m sure and confident that, if only I can get an opportunity to prove myself, I will be able to generate enough income to sustain myself and my baby and begin to build my life again.
I know for a fact that if I applied for my work authorization, things would be much better but it’s been quite difficult covering our monthly bills nor even able to save towards that.
My biggest concern right now is to be able to clear my rent bill this month. My rent has been due since 3rd of this month and my daughter and I are facing a possible eviction next.
I am in dire need of help. My rent alone is $787, excluding other house bills. I would really appreciate it if you could help me with any amount. It will greatly lessen my stress and give me some peace of mind.
Thank you for your taking time to read my story and choosing to help.