We are a family of four. Syon is 11, Tani is 8, Jay Jay is four and I am their father, Simon. We lost our mother and wife in June 2020 and as we live in Cambodia, I have found it especially hard to care for my three little ones alone. Their mother's family are incredibly poor themselves and have not been able to assist. I have no family in the UK but I do see our future there if we can only get back..
We have an immediate need for some assitance so I might find and rent a room and buy food for us all for the coming months.Being separated is hurting us all. My children are living in poverty. They have the love and care of their grandma but eating once a day, drinking boiled rainwater and going to the toilet in some bushes is very unhealthy for them. I need your help to get them back, please. No bathroom and livestock defecating everywhere, no refrigeration to keep food fresh, mosquitoes in constant attack mode and sleeping outside with a 'roof' only is the life of many in this world but as a British citizen I am lucky to have a chance to give my kids a future. I need your help to do it, please.
With sporadic to no schooling and the death of their mum, I see my children crawling into dark spaces that I really fear will hold them for the rest of their lives. They need love, life and learning as any child does and I am found wanting when it comes to doing it all without support. I am back with them now, they pleaded I be here and my money ran out in the city when trying to find work.
I personally live with HIV and have always suffered with chronic depression. These two factors make any ordinary life much harder to cope with and our lives are very much less than ordinary and difficult. I can be healthy and strong but my treatment is vital and I now struggle to get to any hospital for the care I need as I cannot travel when I need to. I only mention this as I see that I am the children's main hope of a future so I need to try and live as long as I can to help them have that future before I leave them too.
This campaign is to ask for help in keeping us fed and healthy, eventually getting all of us back to the UK, where there is ample support for a widower and his 3 babies, not to mention the education they will get and the medical support I need.
I have the basic documents needed to begin but everything it seems, costs money I cannot earn or find. I could work as an online teacher but I can't afford a suitably quiet place to live. My total earnings for last year were $7601.07. This just about kept us all healthy. It is not currently possible for me to earn more, although it could be if I get help to do so.
The embassy is offering advice on processes(not funding in any way) but again I cannot even support a household(food/rent) at this current time.
If I had financial support, I would and will itemise every single thing that we need;
Immediate need of daily living costs to include food, rent, travel to and from the market and hospital appointments.
Translation of birth certificates and death certificate.
Application and payments for 3 new British passports.
Exit visas from Cambodia and travel expenses to arrange all of these things.(possible need for a short extension of my own visa in February)
PCR tests and certificates.
Flights for all four of us.
We will be deemed completely homeless upon arrival in the UK so I have already contacted SHELTER and will contact the Salvation Army to see where we could live until the British government can assit us in putting a life together for these three little heartbreakers.
I encourage you to ask ANY questions at any time to help clarify and help you make an informed decision.
*N.B. Our only option for PayPal is to use a family friend's account. PayPal does not accept payments into Cambodia. Thanks for understanding.