Hello my Name is Miguel Angel Forero, im 26 years old, and this is my story.
Im and Industrial Designer, from Bogotá Colombia, some average middle class guy, I began my studies in 2011 In Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Colombia, between my father and I manage to do the payment of half of the College fee, for the rest I asked to a National company named ICETEX for a credit, after I ended my career I was selected to get an scholarship and made an Specialization on Design Management. That was awesome!, So I made it and the same time worked hard to pay the other debt.
Last year (2019) I decide to come to Europe with a tourist visa, in order to have a better future. So I sign up for some volunteering job and try to make some Money working "under the table", I have in mind to pay the total amount of my College debt that is 24'808.000 COP around 6.000 Euro, BUT, Corona arrive and everything fell down.
I get locked in Germany where was impossible to get a job with out papers, also spend all the money that I saved because I was son the need to survive, and there was no more volunteering, everything was closed. I haven't pay my studies debt, and now I even have a new debt with the credit card, and no money at all, even to buy a ticket back home, so that's why Im here.
I think that Im a good person, and I risk a lot of things to be here, trying to find a way to move on, pay my things, create a new life, get a job, and hopefully establish somewhere, but at the end I just get locked up here, using the little amount of money that I hardly manage to get and paying with credit card to survive por 3 month.
I Just want to pay as more as I can from this Studying debt, and I ask for your help. I invite you to think about your kids that have the dream the become someone, because deep inside we are all the same, we are trying to get along, have a decent life and make not only us, but other people proud of what we become, and that's the reason why we study!, to be better people.
Thank you, God bless us.