Most of you know me by a name I use in the fan clubs (Traci Klumper) A few months ago, my husband asked for a divorce. He never produced paperwork until I finally went to file. The reason I did this was because the situation at home had become so unstable that my health was suffering. Emotionally, I was a wreck of course and because I'm unemployed, I had no choice but to stay here. The reason I became unemployed was because most of my transcription clients decided to go the Artificial Intelligence route with their transcribing, so I'd end up earning about R500/month.
What I'm trying to do here is just gain enough money for a deposit on a 1-bedroomed flat or separate entrance plus one month's rent and electricity. I have no small children. I also have no family or friends I can ask, otherwise I wouldn't have gone this route. I'll have nothing but my PC and my clothes in my flat if I reach my goal, but at least I'll have a roof over my head and I'll be able to work for what I need.
Please help me. I can't go on like this. The verbal abuse, the drunken fights (I don't drink), the withholding of food,etc......I'm at my wits' end. In the spirit of transparency, I know that half his pension will eventually come to me but I don't know how long that will take and I'd rather end it all than exist like this.
Finding a job won't be difficult because I've been offered transcription opportunities (legal and court work), once I'm settled, which means I'll be able to work from home. All I'll need is internet. I've tried other routes, but at the age 55, there aren't many options. Working outside the home cannot be an option for me because I've been one South Africa's statistics too many times to venture out anymore.
I know there are many more deserving causes out there, but please find it in your hearts to help. Thank you in advance.
The main picture shows my granddaughter with me. Her mother has remarried and has no interest in her. Her father is in prison for a long time and she's in foster-care because I can't take care of her as I have no space yet. She is 11 years old.