In January 2017, Olayemi and his wife Tobiloba welcomed a new member to their family, little baby girl Ademide. However, just a month before that, timber export was abruptly banned in Nigeria and Olayemi had lost the only source of income he had. The pair spent what was left of their little savings to clear the hospital bill after Tobiloba had to deliver the baby through c-section.
Following that, the family's financial situation became worse. Olayemi's story became known after one of his answers went viral on Quora, where he expressed his sadness for not being able to buy formula milk for his daughter: https://www.quora.com/What-made-you-sad-today/answ...
He received a lot of comments with kind wishes and suggestions of possible online working opportunities, leaving Olayemi with many options to consider. It turned out however that there are many difficulties concerning online work from Nigeria, and that even setting a Paypal account is impossible, mainly because of the number of Nigerian scammers that misuse the service.
I have been trying to help Olayemi for a year now (if only by using a friend's Paypal account to receive the donations, and then send them over Money Gram to Olayemi). We have received some donations which definitely helped Olayemi and his family in their worse days.
He hasn't found a job yet. I recently received a message from him saying:
"(...) Things are tough here, i only break my fasting (Ramadan) with biscuits and water most time. My daughter too looks unkempt. It's terrible here. My family really need help to avert the sad situation we've been for some times now. (...)"
The Eid is coming soon and the family have no means by which to celebrate.
I am asking you to help this family, no matter how small the amount. With your donations, Olayemi will be able to bring food to the table and be in a more stable situation to search for his next job. Please help this family in overcoming the tough times they are going through, even if only through your prayers and well wishes.
Any support will be hugely appreciated.