Hello, my name is Emilia. I’m a 24 years old Italian girl. I’m also a university student-worker. Actually, I have always worked all my life and I have never asked for money to anyone, but this situation is starting to be a source of anxiety and panic attacks for me.
So, the thing is I’m struggling to pay this one bill you can see in the picture attached (I covered some parts for the privacy of my landlord). The amount of the bill is €90,48, which is $106,67 circa. It’s not much but I don’t have any support system and here in Italy covid hit really hard, so I lost my job because of it. I was a waitress but I have always dreamt of opening my own restaurant. I’m currently studying business economics because of it. But, since I don’t come from a wealthy family, I always had to work my way a little bit harder than others. If I have to be honest, I never complained, I think I’m lucky that I was born poor because it thought me the value of money. That’s why I had some savings that have been helping me through these months.
I have been jobless for 5 months now. The restaurant where I worked fired half of the staff and that’s the situation of every restaurant I know. For this reason, I had to rely on my savings, which are about to end now.
As I said, I don’t have any support system since I’m on my own, and also because here in Italy the stimulus are yet to be sent to many people, and I’m one of them. And I still don’t know if they have accepted my request. If you want to know more about it, you can search on Google “covid-19 Inps Italy”. The stimulus is about €600, which I would have really appreciated if only it arrived.
Clearly, I’m looking for a job now that the activities are reopening, but I’m afraid they’ll cut the electricity at my apartment if I don’t pay this bill soon as possible.
Being jobless for 5 months would be hard for anyone I think. And I actually think it has been this way for everybody due to this covid situation, and because of it I feel a bit guilty to ask for money, but any contribution will be appreciated. I can only thank you in advance, and hope this COVID-19 sh*t will be over soon for everyone all over the world.
This is my PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/EmiliaMaiella
Lots of love,