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Dear reader and whoever cares to listen,


I live in a rural village in the northeastern part of Hungary, admittedly the worst part. I'm a single, 30-year-old woman, living with my grandpa (my only living close relative), and working 12 hour shifts to make a living. It's enough to stay afloat, but nothing more, and here comes the problem. I need your help to change things, to make my house safe again, or to find a way out of here. I need help to build a 1,5 meter tall brick fence on the 60 meter section where it's missing. I would need approximately 2500 euro. Anything more would go either towards a security system or the last steps in finishing the other house and selling this one.


The neighborhood I'm living in is, kindly speaking, dangerous. There's a slum right next door to me and it shows. Break-ins, fights, and thievery happen regularly. The houses are rundown to the bare brick wall and then abandoned until they collapse on their own, and it's getting worse. In the past few years, the size of the rundown area has grown exponentially, because those living in the area are uneducated and jobless living from the money of the government . Due to the lack of infrastructure, no other people are willing to move in and those wanting a way out are forced to sell them their houses, making the problem worse with each sale. They aren't treating these houses as homes; They treat them as expendable junk. They move in, run it down until it's uninhabitable, then buy the next one, because they can do it, because they are supported.


I'm stuck in an area like this. My grandfather and I own two houses almost next to each other, but even with the combined prices of both we can't afford a smaller one, or even a flat. Since I'm single, I can't afford a mortgage on my own. Especially if my grandpa can no longer be here for me. Our house is in dire need of some repairs. Since last winter, they stole our wooden fence so the garden is open, I spent my last savings to buy some fence materials that I could afford (I'm not gonna lie, it's the cheapest you can imagine) and we started to rebuild, but they broke the posts before the chain link was put on, and I don't have any more money to replace them. We reported it to the police, but no one saw anything, we "didn't have a fence" and they couldn't prove it, so the case was closed. Again and again and again, I stopped counting how many times they’ve broken into our property. They stole my grandpa's tools, any metal laying around, the fence itself, and mainly our firewood… They take at least half of what we have regularly, and we can't do anything. The police's advice was to go to the mayor and ask him to give THEM more firewood so they don't steal. The last break-in happened Thursday (10.27.2022) and they pried open our toolshed, which is only five steps away from our entrance door, and took all of my grandfather’s power tools. I am terrified. I'm scared to sleep, scared to leave the house for even a few minutes, but scared to stay there as well, and I'm out of options.


-The police can't help.

-I don't have money to fix the fence.

-I don't have money to move.

-I can't afford a loan.

-If we move without selling they will tear the house apart in days.

-If I sell, someone amongst them will buy it and run it down making the situation for the next person even worse, and that next person is an 87-year-old lady.


This house we're talking about has been my family's property for five generations. My great–great grandpa and his wife built it, and the following generations expanded and upgraded it to where it is now, but in its current state it's not worth it to keep updating it. It makes me unspeakably sad. The other house was a wedding gift for my mother and was refurbished by my grandpa with new rooms built, new wallpaper, and new wooden floors and tiles were placed. But they didn't get to live in it and now it's empty and can't be sold for more than the price of a middle grade car.


We are literally bleeding money at this point and I don't know how much longer I can bear it.

I'm asking for your help, if for nothing more than to spread the word of what's happening, because I'm not the only one in this situation. Our town isn't the only place in this situation. The whole country is in this situation. They just don't like to talk about it.


With this letter I'm adding pictures of both what they did to our house and how they leave the neighborhood after running down a house. All of the houses in these pictures were in liveable conditions four years ago.


Please help me with this situation.



Contact: [email protected]


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  • Tibor Csendes
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2023
€25.00
  • Tibor Csendes
  • Donated on Dec 02, 2022
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  • Donated on Nov 11, 2022
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  • Tibor Csendes
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2023
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  • Tibor Csendes
  • Donated on Dec 02, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 11, 2022
  • My friend from US sends his best wishes!

€245.00
  • Jon T
  • Donated on Nov 04, 2022
  • Good luck. You deserve a safe home.

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  • Donated on Nov 04, 2022
  • We're rooting for you, have faith and everything will be alright soon.

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  • Donated on Nov 04, 2022
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  • Donated on Nov 01, 2022
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  • Donated on Oct 31, 2022
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