I am the last born of 5 kids raised by a single parent. We grew up in poverty with my mom being there to look after us. My mom is currently a single parent that use to sell fruits and vegetables on the streets. Due to the pandemic she lost everything and has no income ever since April 2020. I live in a community where it is perceived that no child can get out of poverty. People look down on me and tell me that I am wasting my time going to school, saying words like "I will never make it". Today I have graduated and looking for at least $5000 to pay off my fees. My degree is withheld by the university. This will really help me a lot. I will be the first child ever to make it through school, I am going to help my family get out of poverty. I have worked way too hard for this, please help.