I'm here today with a sad hart.
My wife and I have been struggling now for a very long time. Barely keeping heads above water... But lockdown made it even more impossible for me and my family to live... As for i lost my only source of income because they couldn't afford keeping the business open due to lack of income and financial set back.
I started up a small business with the little money I had left trying to make a success out of that so I can at least pay the bills and put food on the table..
A good Friend of mine came to me crying for a place to stay for him and his family as they've also lost their house and work because of the lockdown.. We knew that we couldn't really say yes because we could barely feed ourselves but they've got 3 little children so we took them in...We decided to give the business a go together...We made enough to feed everyone business was still new but it looked like it was picking up a bit...
My friend got a call from his old company in vryheid offering him his Job back ..
And so happy for that because a week later we received a notice from the owner of the house we rented, saying that we should move out.. We were drowning in depth and all our bills were just falling behind more and more and I know we were trying so hard.. With the little that we made we tried to put little bit down on everything and then feeding my family was most important.. We begged the owner to please just give us some time just to get through this i know we'll stand up again but don't take the house my kids feel safe in.. It didn't help because that day they turned of our electricity and we received a call from Pamgolding saying that if we're not out by 12 they'll make living there really hard putting people from the streets in with us.. I know they also need to make money but we've been good tenants up until then and it wasn't by choice life got hard real quick...
We called a friend asking them if they could please take us in just for a month or 3 while figuring out what else we could do .They took us in with open arms but unfortunately we couldn't stay long because the owner of their house found out and said it's not allowed..
We then asked my wife's sister and her fiance if they could please help us out because we have no were to turn to anymore..So they took us in and we living here now they've put a bed for us in the living room and they've tried to make it as comfortable as they could with kids sleeping on couches..I know lockdown has been hard on them to and they already taking care of my mother in-law who also stays here.
It's heartbreaking for us as parents when the kids start asking questions, Our eldest daughter is 9 years and the youngest is 6 years.. We are willing to work hard and do anything to provide for them..Never in a million years though that we'd be in a situation like this..My kids both are in school and we can't afford shoes clothes or accessories they need for the new year...
I've send out hundreds of mails with my CV trying to find work again but no one wants to hire now with the lockdown situation...
Thank you kindly for making the time to read my story..Any help would gracefully be appreciated any questions would be answered truthfully and willing to provide any proof that's needed..
Thank you kindly
Me and my family 👪