Please let me introduce myself first…….my name is Monica and I am a struggling older 👩🌾 farmer. I have been farming here on this block for forty years and there have been some great times and a lot of not so great times.
Mostly we grow in greenhouses and we produce many delicious vegetables 🌶🍆🥒🍅. When we began farming many years ago my husband and I were mad keen and super industrious. We hand built all our greenhouses by hand and dug the earth with shovel and fork ,I really can’t tell you how hard we have strived over the years.
We are modest people with modest needs so we also built a little house on our farm. We raised two children into adults without ever taking a day off. That’s just normal for farmers.
Over the years we have had some horrible situations which we could not control. Massive dry storms,hail storms ,mini cyclones and the list goes on.
We kept going ,through thick and thin, until the year 2011 when we had the worst flooding event our area in south-east Queensland ever had in its history. We were left basically penniless , within a month of this event my husband was rushed to the hospital with acute liver disease, he was nearly dead but finally he pulled through only to be wracked by illness for the next nine years. We have worked the farm consistently but we have aged ,the repairs haven’t been done due to lack of money and enthusiasm. We have always put on a happy front because what else is there but last Monday a visit to the hospital finally broke the camels back.
My husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, with just 10 months to live. I have taken on a part time job on a chicken farm to pay for some bills but it is definitely not enough to pay for the bank loan which we have been paying off forever but with no progress in bringing it down. We really didn’t think it could get much worse then Coronavirus showed up.
please, I am embarrassed and ashamed to have to be in this position ,but it is what it is. I am 62 years old anD it will take the rest of my life to pay this loan off. If you could find it in your heart I would really appreciate any amount of money to get me through this horrible time.
I need $35,000
Thank you in advance. Monica grorud.