My name is Kimberly, I am a 32 year old, mommy of one amazing little 4 year old girl.
My vehicle recently stopped working on me. I am in need of financial help to get a used but new to me vehicle. I have put a lot of money into my older vehicle and it just keeps breaking down on me and it just a big money hole at this point. I am a single mommy of a beautiful little girl. We live in a rural area so public transportation is not a option for us. I have three jobs to try to keep up with all my bills and to try to support my daughter and I. One of which includes driving, and I am not able to get that income right now because I need my broken vehicle working.
At this point I just feel like I’m drowning in bills and dead ends. But what made me feel like a horrible person is what my daughter told me the other day…. I live in a rural area so the nearest grocery store is about four miles away. We had to walk to it the other day to buy food and the whole way there my daughter was asking me why we don’t have a car anymore? trying to explain that to a 4 year old is hard (and by her confused little face I don’t think she understood). It just really struck me hard. I try my best to support us but I keep hitting a dead end. The whole way back she was just complaining how tired she was and how she wished we had a car… when a car would pass by that she liked she would just say well maybe we can get a car like that mommy. A eight mile walk for me is not a big deal but for a four year old its like we walked around the world.
I came up with a game plan on getting another car but just don’t have the funds. My plan is to trade in my broken down car and put a down payment on a lower priced vehicle that I will be able to afford payments on. I also would like to make sure I have enough money for car insurance too. My goal is to have $2,500.00 ASAP so far I have been able to save $500.
It takes a lot for me to ask anyone for help. I have always just been one to do it all on my own or to suck it up and deal with walking to where ever I have to go, but I am doing this for my daughter. I don’t want her to suffer, and I want her to be proud of me. Hopefully when she older she understands how I always have tried my best to take care of her.
I plan to just keep two jobs only and once I have a car I really want to spend sometime helping others who need a hand. If I get the help I need, I want to be able to give back and help people who need that helping hand.
Thank you for reading.