Hello everyone, I'm Petrus Delport.
I live in South Africa. I have a rough history since childhood, and a lot of things have gone wrong. One is that I have a criminal record due to a misunderstanding, I am not a criminal. It cannot be rectified. It's impossible for me to find work even as a cashier for minimum wage.
I have no family able to help. I barely stayed afloat by selling home made sandwiches, doing odd jobs, and freelance data capturing. Doing this covered my basic needs for a while, but eventually I'd fall behind in rent anyway. Mercifully one of the offices I sold sandwiches to asked if I'd like a position, which I accepted immediately.
Things went well for a few months, but then I got retrenched. I do not have enough money for rent this month so I will live in my car. I've been on the streets a few times, so I have no problem with this, or living from canned food and so on. I come from a very poor family so I'm used to enjoying life with little anyway. I do not want to ask for help with rent because it won't help me survive in the long run.
I've been told my voice is good for recording. So I got the idea to record videos. It's something that I can do without needing anyone to help, I can do it from my car since I can pick up free wifi, and will eventually get me out of this pit. I will purchase the lowest spec laptop I can find, able to record decently, and produce videos every single day. I also need it in case I get any data capturing work. The amount I'm asking for (around R10000 or $728) is for the cheapest one I could find for the purpose of recording. Meanwhile I'll still do odd jobs to survive. If anyone could help with a system, I'd happily accept that too, or work, over money.
The jobs I'll be able to do will barely keep me alive, and I don't even know if that's true. Without someone to help I don't see any hope. I don't know what else I can do since no one will hire me.
Please help me. It will mean my future has a chance. I would not know how to thank anyone who was able to help. Except shamelessly singing your praises every chance I get for saving my life, and helping others with the same heart.