Who Am I?
Hi there! My name´s Nuno and I´m a 49-years old husband and dad from Lisbon, Portugal. For decades I´ve thoroughly worked, quite successfully, in the marketing industry. I´ve traveled far and wide, did many interesting things but then... life came in the way!
Why do I need the money for
I´m the sole provider of my family. I have an autistic 6-years old son and a stage 4 cancer patient wife. I have already approved business and marketing plans, a place where to open my takeaway restaurant, and a whole lot of will to work. I need to get this life-changing idea started and provide my neighbourhood and city with some delicious meals.
How will I spend the 27K?
- Industrial kitchen equipment
- wok induction burners
- Ventilation System
- Electrical system: Board, lighting, outlets.
- Plumbing: Installation, sewers, and drains, Grease traps
- Painting, furniture
- Take away packaging
- Kitchen tools
- Safety, hygiene and sanitation
- website + App for orders
I also plan to use Instagram to share the working progress until the opening day
Do you want to know more about my story? Keep on reading and find out why I decided to ask for your help.
And then came the bad news
I have two sons - an already adult 21-years old and a lovely 6-years old - and a wife. The family is small but we´re quite happy. In the mid of the financial crisis, we found out that my youngest is autistic. Quite a shock, but we kept going on. So that the kid could have the best support possible, my wife started working from home, freelancing - and facing all the consequences that such a choice poses.
I became, virtually, the sole provider for my family, And then, all of a sudden, we received the news no family should receive: my wife, at just 37, had stage 4 breast cancer. From that moment on I dedicated myself to being the carer of both my wife and son, dealing with a new world of pain and physical hardship that I wouldn´t even dare to dream of.
Life isn´t easy, yes I know it very well. So, while at home taking care of my family, with no job, I began working on a plan of starting a small business of my own, something that would enable me to provide for my family. It had to be close enough home so I could keep helping my wife on her recovery and maintain all my special needs kid´s routines, like school and therapies.
I love to cook, especially Asian food, and after trying out an incredible number of ideas I finally figured out the perfect plan: a Thai food takeaway! I don´t even need to leave my neighbourhood and found out the ideal spot. Made my top-notch business case, presented it and it was quite a success. Had a grant on sight that would enable me to open my take-away in no time and finally start working, but hey! Here comes Covid-19.
So please, can you help me?
The pandemic came like a whirlpool of chaos and left me with an approved business case, the perfect spot already waiting for me but no money to get this whole thing going on.
So please, please! will you help me open my small business? I´m willing to provide all the necessary info regarding my family´s health issues if you guys seem fit.
It only takes a little to give your best!