This story is about Ionica, a wonderful 60-years-old woman who has been dedicating her last 20 years to helping others. She is still doing so as she is a full time nurse. Unfortunately, a few months ago her life changed drastically due to an unhealthy abusive relationship with her husband.
Their constant struggle with money and his addictions led him into developing mental issues which transformed him into a completely different man. His attitude towards Ionica is unrecognisable at this time. He started abusing her verbally, using threating words, he even threatened her with death. Although Ionica did contact the authorities, it seems like nobody cares and do not find his husband as a threat. Everything was evaluated with high superficiality...
She eventually had to leave the apartment in which her husband and her have been living for the last 40 years. She moved to the countryside (in her mother's house) so she had to come to town each night (during the Covid-19 pandemic) to work in her hometown hospital. She does not have a car, so she is only traveling by bus and the distance is not a short one. She also needs to change several buses on her way to work as there is no direct line. Now that the hospital has come back to its normal schedule (as Covid-19 restrictions are more relaxed), she needs to go to work every single day for her daytime/nightime shifts. This is extremely tiring and affecting her health day after day.
Ionica does have two children helping her as much as they possibly can with food supplies and with her rent expenses. From her salary ($500) she is continuing to pay the debts to the bank and other costs.
Her only salvation at this moment would be getting her own apartment. The cost of the apartment would be $28,000, however her children can not afford it.
She is a kind hearted woman who always took care of everyone and everything and she would love to continue to do so. Now she is in a very dark place and can not see the light. An apartment of her own would be such a blessing and a salvation in her life at this time. It would allow her to get to work fast and easy and to restore her emotional health and balance being far from her husband's abusive behavior.
Her health is not the greatest as you can imagine (after all of the stressful times she had to endure) and her doctor advised resting more than usual. For now, she cannot retire, but a peaceful home will make things so much better. Again, her children support her with everything, however buying an apartment is far from their financial possibilities.
We are looking for 28,000 kind souls able to donate 1 dollar each and help her buy the well deserved peace of mind.
Any other amount that is above will be redirected to a Women Association here in Romania. I will redirect to one of the associations below:
- Artemis, Asociaţia Femeilor împotriva Violenţei http://www.openingdoorsartemis.info/
- Asociaţia Transcena http://transcena.ro/
- Fundaţia Sensiblu http://www.fundatiasensiblu.ro/
- Asociaţia Anais http://www.asociatia-anais.ro/
We thank you so much for your time, attention and consideration!