Morning my beautiful friends!
I need your help!!!
I am helping a mommy with 3 kids who is on forced maternity leave. She bravely left an appallingly abusive relationship with her children and literally the clothes on her back. They traveled some 900km by bus to escape the situation.
She has a few more weeks of maternity leave then she can go back to work. So whatever assistance is offered will not put her in a worse situation, I am trying to assist her to get on her feet so she can look after her little family and sustain it. Most people have a family to turn to, she does not. She was a foster child and is alone. She has to keep their details hidden to keep them safe, and therefore is not claiming child support.
They were in a shelter when they left, and the treatment there was absolutely shocking. She worked extremely hard to get a job once they arrived and managed to get a small home for them to rent. She has been so brave, and tried her utmost to keep everything together. As she was not with the company long, her maternity leave has been unpaid, but she still has a job to return to. Until then, there is still everything she needs to get for her children, bills to pay and things she needs to do for her family. I cannot imagine the stress she is constantly under, this situation was not one she chose, she took the only opportunity she had to leave.
What amazes me is this mommy's strength. She gets up every day, tries to be positive and in good spirits, and does whatever she can. She holds onto her faith and prayers. She such a loving mother, and to see this family together is beautiful. She is also using the situation to learn, and help others via counselling and prayers. I know she is also looking into studying further, not only to provide a better life for her family, but also to grow herself.
I'm one person and can only help as much as I possibly can. I want to help this family get back on their feet and show this brave mommy there is still goodness in the world and give her back some of her dignity.
This is what I would like to raise funds to do for her:
She needs childcare for when she returns to work, which needs to be paid for upfront.
A washing machine - she washes all of their clothing by hand, which takes up a lot of time, she never moans, but I know she must be tired and this would help so much.
A car - at this point she uses public transport, which can take her anything between 4-11 hours per day. It is also extremely expensive. Having a car would also give her some independence, which would do her the world of good.
Groceries - knowing her cupboards are full would ease a lot of her stress
Clothes - she did not have a lot of time to pack when they left
A bed - mommy is in need of one.
Rent - with her maternity leave being unpaid and her only receiving uif, she has struggled to keep up with payments, I would like to ensure this is all up to date.
I really want to show this mommy that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that God can create miracles where there seems to be no hope. Every donation helps, big or small, they can have a huge impact. If you have any other ideas on how I could assist this family, or would like to contact or sponsor this brave mommy directly I have her contact details and banking details, so please feel free to inbox me.
Please, help me to help this family. We have a real opportunity here to change the stars for this family, it takes a village is the old saying, so let us be a village and beacon to this mommy and her angels.
Let's share this as often as it can be, please, this mommy deserves a break.
Thank you xxx