Help me get back to my family and home in the USA (I need to start my own business!)
My Story of Romance: (American girl married Romanian boy)
First of all, I would like to explain the reason behind this fundraiser and a bit of my background. My name's Holly. I was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin, USA. My family all resides here, but I no longer do. I currently live in Bistrita, Romania, with my husband (born and raised in Romania). We met online back in 2009, and this is where the story begins. I moved to Romania, married him, and things couldn't be better between us! Now that I have began a family of my own, I want to get back to my family in the USA and live out the rest of my life in a country with more opportunities than here in Romania. I have found it a challenge to get by, in a country with an average wage of only $250.00 a month!
Why I am stuck in Romania
Most people seem to think, so you are married, just go to the US with him, but it isn't that easy. He has to apply for a marriage visa, and part of that process is providing proof of a sponsor. As his wife, it would be up to me to be the sponsor, and I do not qualify to sponsor him because of my income. I have to prove to the US government that I make over 125% above the US proverty line, with 3 years worth of tax documentation. While I could go back to the USA and go back into a retail job that barely gets me by, and I really dont enjoy doing, I would have to seperate from my husband for possibly 4 or 5 years, without even being able to afford travel to visit eachother. This option is utterly unbearable to even consider.
Since I have been in Romania, I have been getting us by on my handmade jewerly and artwork sales. While it is just barely getting us by in Romania, its not nearly enough to ever be able to sponsor him from here.
My Dream (An amazing new life back home with my family and my own business)
My new dream is to start up a custom laser engraving, woodworking business in the US. Based on demade for such products, I am strongly confident in a great return on my hard work, and expect my dreams can still come true! But I need help! The problem is I need the money to invest into this. I need machinery, and raw materials, that cost several thousands of dollars. The up side is that I have the space right now to get this project started, back in the US. My parents are willing to provide a workshop for me to work out of and get things up and running.
I predict that once I have this business up and running, I will almost instantly be earning at least 125% above the US poverty line, if not much more. Within 3 years I will be able able to start the immigrant visa application proccess, and prove to the government that I can sponsor my husband. I will be able to afford to send my husband to visit me once a year, for hopefully 6 months at a time(he needs to be out of the country at least as much time as he is in it, if he doesnt have a resident visa.) Once his immigrant visa is approved, and I am sure it will be, once I can prove my income levels, we can finally be together, happily ever after!!
I am a very dedicated, hard working woman. My husband and family are the two most important things in the world to me. It has always been my dream to own a business of my own. Please help my dreams come true! I am a hardworker, and I promise, if you can afford to donate anything, it will be put to a good cause. You can help make all the difference in the world to me and my family. I want to live life to the fullest and enjoy all that life has to offer. I just need a little help to get me started. So many people out there are struggling to get by these days, and I am only one of them, but I have a solid plan to turn my life around, I just need the help to get me started on my new path. Will you help me?
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!