Hi, my name is Domagoj, I'm from Croatia so I apologize in advance if my grammar will be bad. I'm making this fundraiser to help a very dear person get her feet back on the ground. I only met her recently but her story and life are similar to what my mom went through so I want to help her out as much as I can.
Last month on 22nd of December 2020. she took her 2 kids (one is 9 months old, other 4.5 years) and left her verbally and physically abusive husband that also has a drinking problem. He even beat her when she was pregnant. She left in a hurry when he was out of the house, thus only taking two plastic bags with her, mostly filled with her kids clothes. Now she lives with her old and sick father that has a pension that can't even cover the bills. She hasn't received her last two paychecks and receives about €306 or $370 a month during her maternity leave. Her bank account is blocked and she's in debt that she will probably be paying off for another 5-6 years. On Christmas eve she made an online post asking for help because she didn't have a single penny/cent/kuna and when her 4 year old boy asked her what he'll get for Christmas she just broke. Lot's of people wrote very hateful comments and sent her private messages where they degraded her, but some helped her no questions asked, which made it possible for her to buy small presents and food for her children. I only saw the post a day after, when she posted an update and thanked everyone that helped her, which pushed me and other people to help her out as well. She felt like garbage at first and regretted ever posting anything, due to the hate and verbal abuse she received, but was thankful later to all the people that helped her and that restored her faith that there are still good people out there. She's even trying to sell her hair right now, and is looking for any job she could do either online or in her vicinity while on maternity leave just so she can provide for her children.
She's in a very tough state now mentally due to everything that happened but is trying to stay strong for her two boys. There was a tough earthquake that recently hit our country, the epicenter was in a place called Petrinja, lots of people lost their lives and homes, thankfully she didn't, but even in her current situation she used some of the money other people gave her to buy water for those people that lost everything and people that went there to help.
I know it's easy to judge people, call them names, tell them they should have been smarter, not make the mistakes they made and simply look the other way, but everyone makes mistakes, everyone needs help at some point in their life. I helped her as much as I could and will continue doing so, but I can't do it all myself and don't know if she will be able to in the next 5-6 years with the state of things right now in Croatia and the world.
I know she'd never make a fundraiser like this for herself nor does she expect to get any sort of help from others. That's why I'm making it for her. She deserves to get another chance and to get back on her feet, without worrying if her husband will take her kids away from her because of her financial state, what she and her kids will eat, and what the next day brings.
If anyone out there is willing to help, please do because every donation helps and is greatly appreciated. Donate from your heart, if you feel at unease donating at all please don't do it and put your money somewhere else for a cause you believe in.
Every single cent will go to her, and if the goal is surpassed I'll tell her to do with it as she pleases, which knowing her will probably be used to help others in need.
Thank you for your time and God bless you all.
Decsription: Donation for single mother
Opis plaćanja: Donacija za samohranu majku