My name is Valeria I’m 29 and I’m from Chile.
I started studying nutrition but had to drop out to help my mother financially, after my father passed away. I only got small jobs, until a friend of mine decided to take a chance on me and offered me a biology teacher post on some after school reinforcement center (where kids go to prepare for college). I had a very nice income and was able to support myself and my mom for four years (she also gets a small pension). After that, she found out my grandma (her mother) had alzheimer’s so, we decided to move to where she lived, so we could help her out.
I couldn’t find a job as a teacher again, regardless of my previous experience and the fact I always had excellent reviews from both, students and co-workers. I didn’t have a career, so all else didn’t matter.
I got myself a job as a cashier two years ago, and even though it wasn’t much, my mom and I managed to live well enough to save a little money every month. it was all going well until a couple of months ago.
On october 2019, protesters all around the country went from manifesting themselves pacifically to trash, break and burn a lot of supermarkets, pharmacies and small businesses. I agree with what they’re asking, but sadly, I live in one of the most active cities in my country, and so one of the businesses they tore apart was the small supermarket I worked in as a cashier.
Automatically, I was unemployed. We managed to survive two months because of our savings and the money they gave me when I was fired (quite literally) from my job. I’ve searched for work everywhere but haven’t been able to find. My situation is currently shared by thousands around the country. We have to pay rent this month and we have barely any money left to eat, after paying the rest of the bills with my mom’s pension. I don’t know what to do.
My boyfriend is willing to take us in but we can move in on April and until then, we have to be able to pay rent.
Please, help me. I’m ashamed to do this, but I don’t know what to do.
Thank you for reading. If you want to help me and my mom, please, we need to raise $600 for this and next month’s rent. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thank you so much.
PS: I posted a picture of myself, since I don’t have anything else to post.