I am 39, I was born in Slovakia, at the moment living in Portugal. For 2 years I have been living in the tent and on the street. Before I had some tough time in my life, I suffered with strong depression, eating disorder and I had financial issues. I was not able to earn enough money, and I did some wrong decisions.
I made debts and I had to leave apartment. So I left past unhappy life and I started to travel around Europe with backpack. I walked around France, Spain and Portugal.
Travelling, living in the nature, and a lot of walking, helped me to heal from my issues. I was healed from eating disorder and I don’t feel depressive anymore. I love to travel, to be in contact with nature, I discovered my real happiness in this lifestyle. I was never happy in the city, working 9 to 5, it was so unnatural for me… Now I discovered how I enjoy simple and humble life in connection with nature. It fulfills me deeply and I am grateful that my life gave me opportunity to understand my real desires. Even though it was quite difficult years before, after period of struggling, I enjoy my life a lot now.
I am pregnant. I met my boyfriend on the road and we fall in love. It was very beautiful and I was happy with him. We both didn’t want to have children. He is young and he doesn’t feel like having family yet. And I was aware that my lifestyle and my small income is not appropriate for baby, thus I was decided not to have children.
But it happened, it was unintentional. I will have baby in September.
My boyfriend doesn’t want to have child and I don’t know how to keep our relationship alive, without him accepting our new family. So I stayed alone. For a while I was thinking about abortion, but I couldn’t do it. I decided to have child and take care of him best way possible. I know I will do my best to be good mother.
I cannot stay on the street with my baby, but at the moment I don’t see many possibilities. I have small income, no savings, no insurance and no home. And I am couple of thousands euros in debt, which keeps me in permanent stress. I am paying my debt slowly, I am working seasonal and I do massages when it’s possible (I am massaging therapist). But I have no idea, how will I survive with baby when I will probably have smaller income and bigger costs for some time. If I will cut off debt payments, I will get in bigger problem that I am now, I cannot do it.
My wish is to get a van, so we have shelter and we can travel comfortably. To pay my debts, so I can feel free and safe and I don’t have to be worried about how I will manage to pay my dues next month, or next one…
And to have some little money for this year, so I can give birth to my baby and stay with him at least first months without having stress and worries about possible problems.
My debt to pay is 6200€. Price of older van suitable for travelling 3000 to 4000€. Baby costs, birth giving and children stuff, our life costs, food, bit gasoline, car insurance… approx 3000€.
I will be very happy for any, even small, support. If you decide to help me, you can be sure that every cent is useful for me and I use it with genuine humbleness and great joy of life. You support good cause – healthy, peaceful, nice and smooth arriving of one child to this beautiful, just confused sometimes, world. And you give me chance to live free and delightful life, with much less worries. To be happy and relaxed mother for the baby, that’s what all children need the most.
Thank you for your time. Feel free to contact me with any question you have. I will be happy to get in contact with you, to share how my life is going, how I fulfill my plans… If you wish, of course. If you don’t, I will just keep you in my heart as unknown well-doer with great heart <3
You can donate here
It’s my sisters account, that’s why the name is different. I don’t have my own account at the moment.
Please apologize my English, I am not native speaker.