first of all thank you for the interest on my post.
I will try and be as descriptive as possible within as little words as possible. I am here to raise money for a very dear friend of mine, that has this amasing project that she wants to fullfill and she doesn't have the funds for it.
So, I will start with the begining of the story: Eight years ago I met this adorable romanian girl in Provence and almost instantly we became friends. All happen very fast and felt like we knew each other forever. We found out that we have same interest and same goals in life, was amasing to feel someone as close as she felt to me, and we both decided that even we will have separate life we will try and keep in touch as much as possible.
Now, here we are 8 years later, still very close friends that discuss their wishes and dreams and try hard to make the other smile, transform bad days to better days and better life. Last week she one one of our regular chats she told me about how she could try and stop practicing her s***y job as secretary and start a tiny business in agriculture, as she saw on TV about growing LAVANDER.
Andreea (as this is her name) was so impressed of what she saw and so happy about it all that made such a great impression on me also that I believe this idea is actually a good one for her to try, as LAVANDER is a very good plant for everything (as we french know it). So she told me how she dreamed to have this tiny old house in a middle of a field of lavander and few trees arround house and also few trees in middle of lavander field, she kept going on how good would be for her spirits to grow and take care of those plants and how would change her life and her familly life to do this and how she could be able to help others by offering them seasonal work....Many many ideas and hopes and dreams
. Tho at end of night, Andreea got all sad and dissapointed when she actually started to do some math and calculations on monetary side and discovered the costs are too great for her to manage. I felt sad also and really wanted to help her accomplish this dream of hers and change her life to better. This thought of me trying to make this dream come true grew bigger and bigger in my head, till I actually looked online for an solution of helping her.
That is how i found this amasing site and I (Peter) write to all of you, for us all to make a small effort and together make a difference in this girls life, a person that is poor and works hard and is an amasing friend. From first second I knew her she made a strong impression in my head and heart-Andreea, is reliable hard working and honest person and her life was never as easy as she deserves but always been positive and always even she had her hard times-she always tried to support me more and give me as much as she could of her sweet heart to make me smile. I believe she deserves to be helped to start this very small lavander plantation. For this to happen first would be needed a land wich she explained me would cost betwen 5k and 6k - 2HA, and than Andreea would need about 3k more to plant and make sure the drainage works, plus other legal costs.
Andreea made it clear that she will look into all options, including bank BUT we all know that bank doesn't really help people that can't guarantee and also people that try to start small.
I am trying to surprise her and raise as much as possible for her dream to happen or at least to be started with. The limit of time is until her Birthday-as I believe this would be a perfect gift for her, and also for the fact that I was explained the culture is best to be planted in autumn so the first results to show in Spring.
My heart is now talking to your heart in hope you will understand and maybe be close to her. We all had rough times and had people close to us to help reorientate or help us manage, all I am asking from you is to contribute with how little you can spare and your little will become Andreea's plenty and future life.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.