Hello, my name is Ivan, I’m almost 30, and this is the lowest point of my life.
Recently, I’ve been down on my luck. I have lost my job, my wife left me, and I was forced to to move back home with my mother, who only works part-time. Since then, I’ve been struggling with part-time jobs, just trying to survive through the hard times.
I must say, the manual labor in a third-world country is no fun. Working 14 hours shifts every single day, sometimes more, with no protection, or health insurance, in a case of an accident. But, after a while, I got used to it, we started saving some cash and things started looking up for me. But, then again, life punched me in the face, and it punched hard. I got almost deadly ill due to not having adequate work protection, and because what my mother made barely covered medical expenses, bills started pilling up.
Now that I am finally healthy again, I’m back to work, and making some money, but due to bills, electric and water supply companies are threatening us with court action and and shutting down the supplies.
And here comes the part where I have to ask any kind soul for the desperate help we need. It is funny how we always say that when you’re down, you find out who is really your friend. The sad truth is, when you hit rock bottom, everyone looks the other way.
So, I have to hope that there is at least someone out here willing to help.
Now, the good, and the sad thing about our bills is that our country is really poor, so, the unpaid bills for seven months, for electricity, water, and similar expenses turn out to be a little under thousand dollars, with the current exchange rate. The bad thing is, with our current income, we would need about a year to repay that.
The total amount of money that we have to pay right now is 97.872 dinars, or, when you change it to dollars, it is somewhere around $950. For comparison how of how much that is to us, the two of us made around $180, combined. And that is without all the expenses, like food, or drinkable water, or basic hygiene products. So, as you can see, we are in a really bad place right now. Not to mention that, if we end up in court, we will probably lose the house, as well as any last bit of hope we still have.
So please, if there is anyone willing to help,