The COVID-19 situation completely incapacitated me and my husband.
We live in Russia, in a small town in Pskov.
It all started well. In November 2018, they decided to open a small fitness club to help people become healthier and promote a healthy lifestyle. To do this, they took a small loan for my husband in the amount of $ 21,000, bought equipment, began to carry out projects, slowly recouping the costs and covering the rent. In general, this was enough to cover the costs of maintaining our fitness club. Modest income, but enough to live on.
So we held out for the whole of 2019 ... The beginning of 2020 changed everything radically. An epidemic began with Covid-19. To say that one can count on state support for a start-up business is to say nothing. To our regret, as it turned out later, no essential support measures were received from our state. By order of the local authorities, they were banned from doing business, but the rent was not canceled, utility bills were not canceled. We were interrupted by various part-time jobs and consultations, but this was only enough to cover current expenses, such as rent and food.
Debts to credit institutions and lease debts began to accumulate. When the peak of the pandemic passed a little, they took a loan for me, it's good that they gave it, while we, of course, hoped that our country would provide some kind of material assistance. But this money was only enough to cover lease debt and interest to credit institutions. The main debt remained.
We have already understood that there is no point in counting on help from the state. But our idea of helping people should not be abandoned, we are doing a good job, seeing how people who come to work in our fitness club and participate in our projects are changing.
We did not want this, but we are forced to turn to caring people from all over the world, since a large amount of debt has accumulated, in the amount of $ 58,000 and there is a risk of losing our club. We want to further develop our projects around the world and make this world more beautiful, healthier and brighter!
Thanks to everyone who will help us!
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