Hello! I am Mira, 24, a single mom, and currently the breadwinner of a family of 8. I would like to ask for financial help to help pay for overdue bills, student loans and gadgets, and rent. The amount that I am raising will hopefully cover everything, for the family. Any help you can extend would be very appreciated!
My father was helping me provide for the family, but he lost his job when the community quarantine started. Since then, I am the only one fully providing for the whole family. I have listed down the things that we need help with and attached photos. I will be adding other photos as soon as I get hold of them.
- OVERDUE BILLS - With everything going on, we got behind payments for our water, internet, and electricity bills. We were able to pay off the water and internet bill, but the electric bill keeps on piling up. We have almost a year of unpaid electric bills and the electric company will cut off our service soon. Here is the breakdown and the total amount that we owe for the bill:
- STUDENT GADGETS - Three of my sisters are studying, and they have online classes. As I have mentioned earlier, we share my work laptop and a cellphone so they can attend, and most of the time our schedules overlap and they are not able to attend their classes. I am hoping to get them tablets or a starting laptop so they won't miss anything in their classes.
- STUDENT LOAN - I studied Statistics at a State University but I had to stop to start working for the family. I was able to avail some scholarships and free lodging, but I still have to pay some tuition. I worked as a student assistant but my earnings are just enough for my allowance, which I used for food, projects, and transportation. I took out a loan to pay for a part of a semester's tuition, and I still am not able to pay it off until today. Here is the statement of account that I got from the concerned office:
- RENT - We have been living in our house for 18 years, but the land where the house stands is not ours. Last January, we were told to look for a place to stay as the owner will be developing the land, and our house would be demolished. Since we still cannot afford a house, I looked for apartments for a family as big as ours, but they require payment for a month in advance and a deposit fee. We do not have enough funds for that now and that is our problem. I'm hoping I can get help here.