Hey, everyone! My name’s Joaquín Druetto. I’m 18, got two younger brothers and I live in Rosario, Argentina.
I’m opening this crowdfunding project because I want to help my dad out with starting a business of his own. He’s 44 years old and he’s been a hard worker since forever. Started working at a very early age, sometimes even having to work two or three simultaneous jobs a day since the salary wasn’t enough (at this time period, I was just a one year old baby) most of the times.
He’s always had to work for someone, and that makes our entire family’s fate constantly dependent on his boss’s decisions.
All my dad's ever wanted is to have a business of his own, thing he was never able to achieve.
Both me and my brothers are focused in dealing with studies which leaves us unable to help at all, economically speaking.
My dad had a job from the late 90s to the mid2000s, which he got unfairly fired from after participating in a protest for the awful working conditions and the low salary. Luckily, he quickly found another job. Fast forward to a couple of years ago, things weren’t going that bad for the family. We had actually achieved some sort of economic stability. Things weren’t completely good having some debts we were taking care of and tax prices always going higher, but it was still better than ever before in the past decade. Sadly, that didn’t last long. His boss passes away and the business closes its doors, causing him to be left unemployed instantly.
After that, came a never-ending year of constantly looking for a job, dealing with debts, dealing with taxes, having nothing to eat at all, depending on my aunt to buy food, selling lots of personal belongings to be able to make it through one more day, having my brothers to go through all of that as well, of course.
Luckily, in last year's october, he got a part-time job in a cafe. It's better than nothing, but he's working four hours a day and the payment is really bad.
My point is, not only my dad has never had the chance of actually making any progress economically despite having being constantly working through all his life but also that being everything the way it is, the best chance we got of actually finally making progress is through your help, folks.
With your help, my dad would be able to finally start a business of his own in the gastronomic field. That's the only thing he's ever wanted. I would also be able to work with him and help him out without abandoning my studies.
I apologize if I made this too long of a read, but I tried to cover all the important stuff that's been happening lately as best as I could.
You can count on me for anything you'd like to know. Just ask, I'll be around.
We thank you for taking the time to read everything.
-The Druetto Family.