We are a mixed culture couple who fell madly in love with each other! Unfortunately, our family disapproves and that disapproval turned into a smear campaign to try to tear us apart. I have sacrificed everything and stayed in my partner's country for 7 long years only so we could be together until we were financially able to move to my country together, but the circumstances are terribly difficult and unsustainable.
Our personal lives have suffered greatly while living here, but the situation got worse when I lost my job due to discrimination I faced in the corporate workplace as a foreigner and a woman. My career suffered when I spoke out for myself and I am still trying to deal with the emotional trauma from my painful experiences here, both in the workplace and in society.
We want to emigrate to my country to finally start the life we always planned, live out our dreams and build a good life together in a country where our love is not condemned by the people around us. Since we are currently trying to survive on a single income, with no prospects for a second income despite my continued efforts, we have not been able to raise funds for our better life and, for me, an escape from a country which has treated me like a second class citizen simply because I am not native. I have been refused service, refused healthcare which I pay for and left to die, taunted by police, constantly insulted and the list of discrimination, harassment and mistreatment goes on. It has been so difficult to live with all this solely so we can be together. Love is worth it, but the journey has been rougher than we ever expected.
There is a lot to be done and every little bit helps. From a visa for my European partner, to getting ourselves and our adopted rescue dogs safely to my country. All amidst a global pandemic where we will have to cover costs of quarantine and actually have a roof over our heads once we get through that chapter. We are both doing our part by job hunting and selling off what we can but the mountain before us keeps rising.
I am a proud person and this has been incredibly difficult for me to ask for help. I have been self-sufficient my entire life, I have had to be since childhood. Strength, hard work and determination have always seen me through the obstacles, earned me achievements and I continue to believe this to be true. However, after nearly a decade and things going from bad to worse, we cannot wait any longer as too much is slipping away from us and we simply must turn to our global community for support. Anything you can contribute is immensely appreciated and we hope to repay the kindness someday.