I have always been too proud to ask for money before, but here I am now. I really don’t know what else to do. I got an opportunity to earn my Master’s degree in the city and I thought it would be the best thing to start my career. So I moved to the city from my small town with nothing–I had nothing either way because college wiped me of any savings I might have had, so I figured I might as well move. I had enough money to pay a deposit on my apartment, but I need just one month of rent now so I can get my feet on the ground and begin a job before school starts. My rent is $800 per month but anything will help me. I am starting from rock bottom.
I worked my way through my first degree with three jobs and multiple scholarships. My family has a history of borrowing money but I don’t want to be forever in debt like so many of my relatives. But now that I’m in the city, living expenses are greater and it’s harder to get a job. I’ve lived off of $20/month for groceries for a long time. I’m just too proud to take money from others for food. My parents can’t help me because my father is very ill and they have constant medical bills.
If you have the heart, just one month of rent would help me so, so much and I would be so extremely grateful. I’ve never begged people before and it is all I can do just to write this now. I have $2.93 to my name right now, but I am starting a minimum wage job very soon. The problem is that my rent is already overdue. If this doesn’t work, I really have nowhere else to turn. The school I am attending will pay me a living wage once school begins, but I still need to pay for one month on my own.
Thanks so much for your consideration. You would be helping my get my Master’s and start my career! <3