Dear Empathetic Donors,
I am writing to request financial assistance for offsetting a strangulating and fatalistic/depression-inducing family debt of USD 2,850; which is growing every other month we live! “To err is human, but to forgive is divine”, true; kindly forgive us for bringing my self-inflicted calamity to you.
This calamitous indebtedness has been incurred when both I, and my wife, separately took up quick loans from private money lenders; in a bid to salvage the education (livings), and make an effort to curtail life-threatening depressions. Particularly for two of our children – who were dropping out of school at levels; when already much resources, and time, had been invested. One is in Year 5, Semester 1, the other is in Year 3, Semester 2; both are doing a medical course at a local private University. Where one has already lost one academic year (‘dead-year’) due to non-payment of the tuition fees.
I had always been a hard worker, and not only always strived to be self-sufficient, but also mobilize, and/or expend the family resources to educate and upkeep other disadvantaged children (orphans) I had taken up for support. But the unfortunate situation evolved when the donor-funded, not-for-profit Community Development Initiative, founded by me, wound up its activities in 2012; after its Life Of Activity (LOA) period. This exposes me to a lingering era of no sufficient income for over 10 years, now; yet I am the principal financier of the children’s education and major breadwinner of the family. I have been trying to manage by selling off family assets like land; knowing that “Education is one of the surest ways to shift along the socioeconomic status quo – betterment, in Africa. But all has been exhausted, now. Even part of our homestead was given as collateral to secure the loan I am struggling with.
Right now, all seems to be blurred not only as far as the children’s education is, but also a big threat of losing part of the homestead to the loan. Wherever we turn, opportunities appear to be shut on us––seeming to rebuke me the same way the Biblical High Priest, Scribes, and Elders rebuked Jesus Christ on the cross, “He used to save others, but he cannot save himself”[Matt. 27:41, 42]. This seems to sound and implant in my mind ever louder memories of some incidents I recall when I used to have the ability; even to go out in aid of those in need!
Nonetheless, I have faith that I will recover from all this. The valuable support anticipated from you, plus the positive thing that career preparations pursued by these children – very optimistic that when they fully go through them – it is very certain that they will not delay in securing jobs. To start not only contributing to response towards the much-felt health services needs of humanity (whenever and wherever the need will be). But also attain reasonable financial capabilities to support their siblings and other needy children (similar to what I was doing), and to take care of us as parents.
I am happy to provide any additional information or documentation that would be needed to enable you to review my request for assistance. Kindly let me know what else could be needed, and I will get it to you as soon as possible. Paypal.me/Christopher Mutome
Thank you for your consideration.
January 04, 2024