My name is Aidaliz, I’m a 23 year old graduated university student from Puerto Rico. I graduated last year (2019) and I had taken out a small student loan of $3,000 around two years ago and now that I have graduated I need to pay it off as soon as possible. The reason I took out the loan was because my scholarship didn’t cover my classes and fees for that quarter. I also used the remainder of the scholarship money to help my housing rent and necessities such as gas and groceries. My mother worked multiple jobs to make ends meet back in my hometown, but it still couldn’t be enough to help out with my university costs.
(I have included a screenshot from my borrower account showing my balance due to be paid.)
I had to set up a repayment plan based on income (which at the time was 0) and was recently placed in forbearance because of the current situation with the pandemic I was laid off after just starting working full-time back in February of this year, I tried applying for unemployment but I was denied since I didn’t work for a longer period of time. I had moved out of my family home to seek employment in another town and only just in January I found an affordable enough small apartment close to the job I had gotten. The stimulus check I received was barely enough to cover my rent and utilities so I could not pay enough of my student loan back.
I have been trying to find any job available online and there haven’t been any callbacks or interviews ever since the pandemic started and my whole was on lockdown and with curfews still in place most places haven’t been looking for employees. My family, back in my hometown were experiencing terrible earthquakes and fled to the US to seek a better life, so I’m basically fending for myself with no support system in place. My mother has been helping with small amount of money but it’s not enough to pay for everything. My anxiety has been terrible since this situation has continually gotten worse, and what little extra money I have, I only use for food and my cat’s litter and cat food, since he’s pretty much my emotional support pet.
With any donations I get here, it will go directly to my student loan payback fund, so I won’t have that dark cloud looming over me any longer. This will greatly ease my anxiety and I will feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
My paypal.me link: paypal.me/aidalizan97
If you donate, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and soul!
With much love and kindness,