My name is Julia, I have been a single Mother since the age of 16. I have worked since the age of 17 - paycheck to paycheck without any assistance from the father of my now 6-year-old beautiful boy. when I was 18 I found my prince charming, he took my son as his own and he was still in school. He dropped out in grade 11 to take care of my son and myself as my salary was not enough to carry both of us. We got married in 2015 and had a lovely little girl now aged 2. Both of us had a very traumatising childhood, a childhood filled with mental and physical abuse, alcohol and drug abuse and the list goes on.
We have both been blessed with the most beautiful loving children and the more life threw at us the stronger we became like a family. The company my husband worked at closed the current branch and retrenched him without any remuneration, just told him you don't have to come back and from there, our life just went downhill. He could not find a job, we were struggling to pay rent, feed everyone (however we always made sure the children were looked after) we could not afford to pay school fees we are now in so many arrears on. My husband's father kept on telling him what a disappointment he is, his mother never has time for him or her grandchildren. So now it is just me working, people are breaking us down, Our 2-year-old little daughter has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Stenosis, we do not have a medical aid. So my husband turned to drugs to cope with everything.. I work full time and my salary is not even enough to cover the basics. My husband has been booked in for rehab as he really wants to be helped. So I am now sitting without any emotional or financial help. I urgently need assistance with my child's school fees that is in arrears since last year. I barely have clothing I have been wearing the same clothing that I had for more than 5 years, I have debt that I cannot afford to pay so we are unable to rent an apartment due to my bad credit record. I constantly need to make advances at work to buy food during the month in order to buy groceries as I can only buy a limited amount of money month end and the advances make me have even less money. My son's school shoes are broken so he needs to wear tekkies, he only has 1 pair of tekkies as I cannot afford to buy him a few pairs so that he does not have to constantly wear one pair that pulls loose after a while.
I urgently need financial assistance to give my children a better life. When my husband gets out of rehab I pray that we will not go back to his old ways and is able to get a job. I am literally at breaking point and family is not an option to go to.
If there is someone who can find it in their hearts to assist me and my family the three of us will appreciate it. It will make life so much easier and show us there is good out there and we will have a life that we do not have to worry every day what will I feed my kids? What will I tell the school this time? At leats a few months of not needing to worry about money