Hello everyone. We are Niloofar and Ali. We are married and we are graduated from highly ranked university in our country. Since there were no chance to become successful and have a good job in our country, we decided to move to Turkey around three years ago to study a Ph.D in Mechanical engineering. We started from zero and there were time that we didn't have money even for minibus or bus. Since we had goals and aims for our future, we sacrifice this part of our life and because we didn't have money, we are staying in one room of dormitory with together.
Last year, with the help of our family and our savings from scholarship of the university we bought a car. 1 month ago, the bank gave us a credit card. By using that money, we decided to go for a 5 day vacation. We were so happy because that was our first trip in Turkey. On the way to back, our car had stopped in the middle of highway and didn't work anymore. We spent couple of hours in the road but at the end, the repairman said that the problem is in motor and we have to pull the car to Istanbul. One week ago, it finished and it costs about 2000 $ for us. Since we didn't had that much money, we borrowed it from our friend. Before this situation, we had plan to save about 1500$ to rent a house because living in one room in dormitory is very hard. But now, our dreams were destroyed and we should pay all of our salary for at least 6 months to our debt.
We are really in a hard situation that even influence our academic life too. We appreciate any help that move us to our normal life.