Hello.. My name is Karen Coelho.
I write here because I found the energy to say: I can start again. I'm Brazilian and I've always dreamed about living abroad, because life in Brazil is very hard, even if I love my country.
Two years ago I finally found the way to my happiness, in South Korea.
I lived there for two years, everything was going so well, I was about to get a working visa in a very nice company with my friend. Meanwhile I worked in an Irish pub a few days a week, just to pay our rent. BUT one day korean immigration officers came to our work place and without any respect or giving us any chance to explain ourselves, they handcuffed us and sent us to immigration for working on a tourist visa. That was the day i lost everything, a nice future, my home, my friends and my cat. After 6 days in prison, I got deported as well as my friend and others. With the help of my boyfriend (at the time) and a promise he will be there for me "forever", I could buy my ticket back to Sao Paulo, where I live. Well the promise of "forever" took 2 weeks to end, and with that, a ultimatum to pay the money of the ticket that he (my now ex boyfriend) bought, pick up my things and "do something" about my cat. Even though I'm looking for jobs brazilian currency is very weak. So now I have a very short time to bring my things and save my cat before he does something bad with him. After this, and MUCH more happening through this horrible situation I write here with difficulty and shame to generous people like you to donate for me to help my cat and bring my stuff back to Brazil(I was literally sent back to my country just with the clothes in my body and my passport.) thank your for your attention.