I am here to help a friend of mine, a best friend. I am pretty sure that most of us have best friends. So I know that most of you know how it hurts when you see them suffering.
I want to keep the true identity of my best friend, and I hope you respect that. Let's just name her "Jenny".
Jenny is my childhood friend, my best friend. But unlike me, she had not been given an opportunity to have a proper education, mostly because of her family's poor condition. She doesn't even know how to read and write. Because of that, it's hard for her to get a proper job.
When we're still young, it didn't matter. Back then, we are still not aware of how hard life is. But then, when her father died and her mother got sick, she instantly became the father and the mother for her siblings.
It was hard for her to do that, I know. She had to sacrifice her happiness for her family. She had to be mature, she had to be an adult to sustain the needs of the family. She had been doing this for almost 6 years now, all by herself. And I know, that she is about to give up.
In the past 3 months, I have saved her three times from killing herself. Day by day, she is becoming more and more depressed. Even though she is not aware of it, I know that she is depressed for a long time. And it's sad because I am not capable of helping her get out of that state. Yes, I am helping her from time to time, but it is not enough since I am also supporting my own family.
Now, recently, she said that if there's no other choice, she would just sell her body. I know I can't blame her from thinking that way, but I want to save her from doing that. She is desperate. And she loves her family too much that she'd do everything for them.
So I want to raise money to help her. The money will be used to create a small business for her and at the same time, help her get to school. She is always telling me that she had always wanted to go to school but they don't have money. I know that that would help her a lot.
I know that for some, this is an easy matter. Maybe for some, this is not worth it. But maybe this easy matter could save a lost life.
Maraming salamat, God bless.