Help Homeless Girl Start a New Life

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Update posted by Nobita Nobi On Apr 14, 2021

Hey, guys! Thank you so much for making a donation for her.
I really didn’t expect this result. Just wow.

And thank you for giving a lot of heartfelt messages for her.
I’ll let her know them (and I’m sure she’ll be happy.)

She has replied and is fine, which made me relieved.
I’m going to meet her in person again next week and discuss with her.

[So what happens next?]

I’ll transfer the fund to her account after making sure if the account is legit and her parents or anybody can’t steal the money, as some people worry, and discussing with her how.

For now, I think transferring it by installments (like every a month, for example) would be safe. But we'll talk about it and decide how I transfer the fund to her.

Many people sent me suggestions for her (e.g. setting a bank withdraw limit, hiring a financial planner, etc) and I'll let her know them. But it’s going to be up to her if she takes it or not.


I’ll give you an update soon.
Thank you again for your support and concern for her!

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Hi, I can relate to her as I am also Bi Polar. I would just say please use some of the money to get her a doctor and medication to level her out. I know from experience that the money will go quickly as a bi polar person cannot help but spend. This will also help her with working as she wont have the highs and lows. Again I can speak from experience and have history of those same experiences. Please pass on my best hopes for her future as it can be great.

Lawrence Flower

Update posted by Apr 16

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Thank you for the update Nobita! Give a trust bank for her and make sure she gets a nice apartment. Meru needs a private and safe area for her where no one knows where she lives. I courage her to keep in touch with you because she might need assistance. Please tell her not to give money to others because its from all over the world. Please give an update. Wish her good life!

Michelle McDole

Update posted by Apr 16

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I would like to see her new home if that was possible.

Paul Lee

Update posted by Apr 16

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Its good to know that she is alright. Yes, it is up to her to use the money she received whatever way she choses to. Its best to have an adviser on how to do money management from a professional who can be trusted. More importantly, she needs to take care of her health and wellbeing on a daily basis. Much love from kuala lumpur city in Malaysia. ❤❤❤

Zed Alice Zainal abidin

Update posted by Apr 15

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Good to know good people exist and together, one less person in hardship. A suggestion, use some of that money to help someone else since its a lot of money. Maybe she met someone on street who also needs help.

Christopher Marrone

Update posted by Apr 15

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Bless Your soul

Kuro neko

Update posted by Apr 15

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Thanks for the update Nobita-San. Not many people are willing to go out of their busy lives to help others to this extend. You’re a great man. Hope Meru can have a great fresh start now ^_^

Jay Lee

Update posted by Apr 15

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Thanks for the update, Nobita san. You’re doing a great job!

DANIEL MUDIE

Update posted by Apr 14

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Wish her the best, and happy life, and thank you Nobita for making this frundraiser

Laszlo Nagy

Update posted by Apr 14

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Hello Nobita san, I think hiring some financial advisors or something like this will be total waste of money. Keep this as simple as possible. Meru san should have place to stay, buy all necessary things, like furniture and clothes and let her to have rest from all this hardships and get health wise better. I also think that we should trust her little bit more than some people suggest. The rest of the founds should last for some time and give her time to find better job etc. However I would advise her to ask tax man what is the best way to pay as little as possible in taxes. I don’t know if donations are taxable in Japan. Thank you again. Greetings from Australia

Marek Maj

Update posted by Apr 14

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Update posted by Nobita Nobi On Apr 11, 2021

I have been getting a ton of messages/complaints since the campaign started and I don’t think I can respond to each individually.

So let me write my answers to the common questions here. (Sorry if your question isn’t there!)

[How do you give the fund to her?]

Initially, we were talking that I just hand it over to her in person twice. But since the amount is so huge now, I’ll transfer it into her bank account.

Once she gives me her bank account info and I make sure if it’s really hers and legit, I’ll transfer it into her account in installments (not at once), since the amount is so huge. I’ll let you you when it’s done.

Also, I will suggest her to set up monthly payments setting at the bank (and I'll help her if she wants), so she won't withdraw the money too much at once.

[Why don’t you help her more? Why do you just let her go?]

Some people keep saying, "Take her to the clinic now!” “You should go check her every day!” “You should prepare an apartment/house for her!” “You have to take care of her till she gets a job!” “You have to help her YouTube channel and translate her message!”, etc.

First of all, I do not know what park she stays at. She didn’t tell me that. So I can’t go see her even if I really want.

And at that day (I interviewed her), I gave her cash at least enough to stay at a cheap hostel or manga cafe for a few days. And I told her to let me know if she really needs more money or food immediately.

Please understand I can’t focus only on her every single day all the time since I have jobs and many things to do. And getting angry at me doesn’t solve anything.

Having said that, I’ve been offering her support, like food, information, etc. (And I’ll tell her all the suggestions people sent me.) But it’s totally up to her whether she takes it or not. I can’t force her to take my suggestions or advice. Since she said she really wants to be independent on her own, I think I shouldn’t help her too much. All I can do is making suggestions or offering help when she needs.

[Why does the campaign end at the 13th?]

One. The money you donated here has to go to her 'through me'. I don’t think it’s great for her and her supporters (and me as well). We both agreed it’d be better that her donors’ money ‘directly’ goes to her bank account and she manages it on her own. (That’s why I wanted her to create it on her own, but obviously she couldn’t do it at that time.)

Two. The more money is raised, the more responsibility and pressure goes on to me. Since the fund is in my bank account, I have to take responsibility if something went wrong. (like sending it into a wrong account, etc) And I have to take more and more time to mange or send her the fund safely. And if I failed, her fans probably kill me. (/_;)

[What if I want to support her more?]

Since she said she has a bank account, you can personally offer her to send money. Also, I’ll suggest her to set up Patreon (or other monthly donation platform) and I will help her if she needs help. Once she created it, I’ll let my audience know it in some way. (Maybe I can promote it to my audience when I feature her in the future video.) In that way, her supporters' donation directly goes to her bank account, which is better for everyone.


Many people have been asking me how she’s doing now, but I honestly don’t know either. (since she hasn’t replied yet.) Please check out her social media, so you can know how she’s doing.

But I’ll give you update if anything new I found about her.

(I may add/edit this post later, but for now, I gotta go to work. Sorry!)

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Nobita I know you getting a lot of advice and complain but in the end you are the one taking thins responssability as you mentioned and we trust in you and what ever you think is best for her , it is in your hands how you wanna hand the money to her wither in to installments or at once , e know you are smart and you will do whatever’s is best , thanks for everything you are doing for her , god bless you and please keep us updated

Carlos Chavez

Update posted by Apr 14

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Keep the good work, Nobita. You will make a wise decision. We trust you.

Filipe Brito

Update posted by Apr 14

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Gary Webb, and the brain who write what you write here is not a real brain.

Filipe Brito

Update posted by Apr 14

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Meru is NOT even her real name anyway.

Gary Webb

Update posted by Apr 13

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Congratulations on raising these funds! Please don’t give these funds directly to Meru. As a person with mental illness and highly variable emotions she may not be capable of properly managing this money and may squander it quickly (I have experienced this in helping others). Please give the money to a legal certified custodian for Meru that can help her manage the money and get the assistance she needs. This may be her only chance at improving her life; let’s make sure the money is used in a responsible manner and that she doesn’t self-sabotage her chances of success.

Jack Bennett

Update posted by Apr 13

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I also don’t understand why she should not be able to handle the money. Sure, taxes should be considered. Nobita did enough, and we need to respect her privacy. If she likes, perhaps help her to create a Patreon. And if she likes, I would be happy to hear somewhere if she is doing better, and a cat found a nice home with her. But it is her live.

Thimo Göllnitz

Update posted by Apr 13

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Yes ...Help her get on you tube and parteon she can share what her life has been like and it will help her help others ....great idea ...and we should project love and trust on to her not fear that she cant handle money .....the fact that she is where she is and still ok shows me she is a very stong SOUL and i have total confidence in her and her future ....I would have never known she was homeless

Nicholas Porter

Update posted by Apr 13

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I’m one of the people who donate to this fund campaign, just want to let you know all on April 8 in Meru instagram story she wrote "thank you all for the comments and sorry i don’t speak english, I don’t have energy to live anymore" ... and she been unactive since that day..... her instagram is (pikapikaso000).

ZA WARUDO

Update posted by Apr 12

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Nobita should just get silent, collect the money and work with her to transfer the money to her. And then when this campaign ends everyone here needs to continue with their lives and forget her! Common people, don’t you want to see her living her own life? Aren’t you giving money to her because you believe she is capable to manage herself after a path forward opens to her? Just trust her! All this doubt and over protection is shaming her actually, treating her like she in unable to live with you help.

Panino Manino desu

Update posted by Apr 12

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Nobita, I am concerned that, given the wonderful amount of money you have been able to raise, you might be heading into some legal difficulties, and/or setting yourself up to become t de facto carer for this young woman. If I were you, I would get legal advice about perhaps setting up a trust fund that can be administered by people who have experience dealing with individuals with mental health problems. The fund could perhaps make direct payments to landlords for rent, as well as to utilities for things like power and water, as well as set aside a certain proportion of the funds to earn extra income for this young woman wile se looks for work. She could then have her work income for personal spending and the funds you have raised for an "emergency reserve". Anyway, it’s just a thought. I would hate to see your wonderful efforts on her behalf make you legally or financially vulnerable. Deepest respect to you.

Brendan Byrne

Update posted by Apr 12

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Update posted by Nobita Nobi On Apr 09, 2021

[※日本語訳は下記です。]
OMG! It's almost four times of the target and I just want to say THANK YOU! ありがとうございます!

I'm sure this is going to be a HUGE HUGE help for her to get a new place and start a new life, thanks to YOU! YOU did it!

Because it's already much much more than the initial target, let me set the end date of the campaign, 13th April.

I'll send the fund to her as soon as she told me the bank account info (She said she has it and I've been asking her the info but she still doesn't respond) and let you know that on the update!

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寄付をしてくださった皆様、ありがとうございました!まずはお礼を言わせていただきたく。

メルさんが新しい住む場所を確保するためには十分すぎるほど金額が集まったと思います。
すでに目標金額の約4倍近くになっているため、キャンペーン期限を設けさせていただきました。(4月13日)

現在、メルさんに銀行口座情報を伺っており(未だにまだ返信がありません)、分かり次第すぐに送金し、証拠の画面のとともに皆様にご報告いたします。

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You’re doing a great job Thanks

LAUBER Bruno

Update posted by Apr 14

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Please keep the campaign going if you possibly can. I know you are busy with your own life but, perhaps you are her only hope, through us donating..... Thank you for all you are doing for this wonderful woman...

BIll Youhass

Update posted by Apr 12

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Everyone please be nicer to Nobita. This nice thing he has done has grown and shouldnt be a burden on himself.He has his iwn work and job. I do thank him for reopening this and all hes done and continues to do for her. As he stated, she also needs to accept and want all the help. Nobita is doing his best. Helpful suggestions are welcome but please dont harass him.

Kelvin W.

Update posted by Apr 12

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Please don’t give her all the funds at once. It’s too much for one person to handle. Please look into purchasing a small place for her or paying rent for a few years somewhere.

Victor Alvarez

Update posted by Apr 11

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Please do not end the campaign. This amount may help for possibly a year, but she will need much more than that. Worry about managing the funds later. For now, do not end the campaign. Many more people want to help.

Sandy Rothman

Update posted by Apr 11

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It looks like the campaign stopped and then started again? I briefly saw a message saying that you had stopped the campaign because the money was getting too much, but that message shortly disappeared. I understand this is probably a difficult situation for you to manage. But please give us an update on what your thoughts are. I know you are doing your best. Thank you for your efforts. キャンペーンが終わったようだったのにまたキャンペーンが終わったようだったのにまた始まった?どうして?教えて下さい。頑張っていただきありがとうございます。

DANIEL MUDIE

Update posted by Apr 11

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what a good news! HOORAAAYYY!! Glad to hear it! Yeah, just make sure that the money doesn’t end up to the wrong hands! Thank you Nobita-san! Ganbatte ne Meru-san!!

adi pratama

Update posted by Apr 10

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Great work Nobita! A lot of people wanted this to continue, and both sides have valid points. As you’re local in Japan, you know better how to handle this than most of us. Please provide more help than just giving the funds to her, I also agree with the others not to give her the money all at once. There are also concerns other people may get access to her account, please look into it as well. Once all are settled, give us an update on her status. I would like to see her again with a genuine smile. And lastly, I am very proud to all the people who contributed

Julius O.

Update posted by Apr 10

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Thank you so much, Nobita, for setting up this campaign. Please help her manage the money. She’s too young and might be scammed or unable to use this large amount of money effectively. Best wishes to you and her!

Minh Hoang

Update posted by Apr 10

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Don’t stop the campaign! There are ways of making sure that the money doesn’t end up in the wrong hands, such as trusts that people have been mentioning. This girl has had a very difficult life, I don’t think anyone should limit what she receives after all the hardships she’s endured.

Tomiaki Yamamoto

Update posted by Apr 10

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@[email protected] Ok Dumb and Dumber ....you guys are pathetic 1. This isn’t YOUR platform its Nobitas ....you know the guy who has a You Tube channel ...so He has chosen Meru and he wants to help her ...thats HIS choice ...not yours and I think i speak for most people here we watch his channel and follow Him so MY MONEY is on Nobita ...I trust him and supports his decision . 2. The fact you are on GoGetFunding projecting your MOMMY issues is so LOW VALUE.... its just really moronic....if you feel so strongly about SOYBOYS and WHITEKNIGHTS ..which is so out of context then start your own PLATFORM and take it over there. 3 . You really dont know anything about Meru so ounce again Nobita has chosen to do this and WE are supporting him in this venture ....if that bothers you so much then dig deeper and take a look at yourself....all your doing is shitting in someone else’s space and it SPEAKS louder than words how dumb you too are .... And to everyone else please remember this is NOBITA’S space and if you trust him and support him like I do dont let people like this sway your humanity ! God Bless Nicholas

Nicholas Porter

Posted On Apr 17, 2021

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@Stephen McCallum Thank You for your kindness of thinking about mental illness. I am a woman too and I Have Bipolar disease since 13 years old and ADHD and I made my life,it was hard but I made my life until I married my husband at 38 years old(quite old to still get married in Japan) I didn’t expect any help from anyone and also my friend(His Japanese from High School)he is now working in Tokyo government Office for welfare for many years and no one gave us such a fund or such an amount of money.People must help themselves if they are adults and they can claim welfare(I never did) but I think this girl is lazy person and want to just have easy money and easy life.(Sorry I think this!) Gaijin are just too generous.

Hiromi Okawa

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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One thing that hasn’t been considered, as far as I’ve seen so far, is how much someone’s mental health can stop them from doing what feels like easy things to other people. In a deep depression, you really might not feel like doing anything, even if it’s in your own interest and even if other people are trying to help you. In that state it’s not just as simple as "file this application form" I might turn out to be fooled but my impression is NOT that Meru has been scamming anyone. It looks like quite a few people have tried to help Meru and some others might be trying to take advantage of her also. I hope that Nobita can look into this with a calm, clear head and an open mind - and not jump to any wrong conclusions.

Stephen McCallum

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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I am a woman too but I don’t understand her exactly. She should get some help like money,but $89,400 is just too much money for just one homeless person Nobita san should give the money to homeless Charity like the Sanyukai Homeless Center, much better idea they can feed many many people with that money!

Hiromi Okawa

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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Far too many slack Jawed soy boys on here just ready to White Knight any chick with a Sob Story and give her bags of cash without even knowing if she’s Legit.I watched all the videos and read that Blog and she don’t seem that hard up to me personally.There’s lots of Homeless older people though,it’s very rare to see homeless young Chicks but when I saw this Meru Chick,she don’t have any tent so she’s not homeless at all,because most toilets get locked at night.You cannot just believe videos Guys and start handing out Chicks 80-90k just like that,hell chicks will be queing up like Trees are growing money,why not give the Chick 10k and tell her to fix herself up then get the other 70-80k and start help the old folk that are in tents on the streets or is it because they are not young chicks?

John Coughlan

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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@jay hope Another Male SIMP(My god no wonder females are making easy money) You said"You don’t know Meru but you know she is homeless"Do you know how stupid that sounds? Frankly you also didn’t understand the Blog,the department clearly stated that you don’t need I.D to get help and that they wouldn’t refuse help to anyone,also your english and name don’t exactly make me think that you would even be entitled to Welfare in Japan.

Gary Webb

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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@Buzzins PetRock Was your SIMP feelings hurt Meru Fan boy? Nevermind go back down to your basement now,your Daddy is waiting for you.(with his mates)

Gary Webb

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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@Matthias B.Embrace the truth Buddy,you are a SIMP and I stand by my words,you posted first insulting people,so suck it up.

Gary Webb

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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Dear Gary Webb, thank you for your message, which I’d like to share here: "Read the Blog you ASSHOLE SIMP............It shows evidence.Stupid desperate Blind dumb simp!" I really wonder why you don’t get the recognition you so desperatly want and, of course, deserve... Best regards Matthias

Matthias B.

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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I’ve read the Mominoki-blog, as a Tokyo resident for 20 years I can tell you that the blog is not entirely accurate , when applying for a welfare you will be ranked , single mothers having the highest priority and single adults are at the bottom , in my experience it took me almost six months to get a financial assistance , so yes as Meru pointed out in one of Youtube videos you will be turned down if you have no ID and now that she got her ID back it will take her six months and you will only get at most 500-700 US dollars per month depending on the ward, I have friends who work as volunteers in NGOs and they can attest how single adults are frowned upon when asking for help, there are many homeless teenage girls in Tokyo exacerbated by the pandemic in Shibuya and Shinjuku alone I see quite a lot of young girls at night, they don’t look homeless just like Meru , they live by offering adult services just to survive, Meru is a legit homeless I went to the park in Ikebukuro in Nobitas second interview with Meru, I can tell based on the background where the interview was done, there were some people there who can attest that Meru slept in the public toilet , So please stop this nonsenese accusation , There are some nice people here offering Meru aid to stay in cheap hotels that does not make her fake , her appearance in some Youtubers does not generate her money , in one of the interviews she started thinking about commiting suicide because some people are accusing her of faking it, that she should not apply for welfare , I do not know Meru I only donated 50 dollars because I know she is legit , I even saw Nobita in Ikebukuro Station a few weeks ago when I went to check out the park, I did not introduce myself but he looks legit to me with real intentions to help , So please understand the situation and not judge based on some blogger who has never experienced applying for a welfare

jay hope

Posted On Apr 16, 2021

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