A short background about me
I left my home country Ethiopia recently to pursue my education in Germany and have been here since October 2018. I am currently doing my Masters in Optical Technologies at FAU situated in a small but nice city called Erlangen. I come from a humble and supportive family but to study abroad I had to look for a sponsorship and I found mine in a way that there is no tuition fee for the program (which is really great) although I have to support my accommodation in my stay by myself and that was the difficult part. With a luck I found not an organization but a person who can give me a loan which I will pay back gradually and that is how I came to be here today.
What I need
I currently have a small windows/Tablet combination computer I had from back in my Bachelor years and it's not in a good condition. It wasn't a problem in my first semester as we only had two courses and all we had to do was print and read for the courses but now while choosing my Major, the courses available this semester are more in the Computational side and my tiny PC can't really perform to run programs as Zemax, Matlab and Python. So far that I need to replace it with a new laptop for the heavy tasks required of it. Additionally, I also plan to do other programming unrelated to my courses (C++, Java) and Photoshop as a personal hobby. It would make days of my studying easier then If I can get the right Laptop.
Why I need it
I need this support because I honestly have little money and as I have mentioned earlier it's the loan money and it goes to cover rent, health insurance, and food basically and I can't save enough off of it to afford a laptop. I looked for alternatives but this is the only place I can go, to the people. We have a saying from where come from that goes "Ke1 Bertu, Hulet Medhanitu" which epitomizes the value of sharing and working together for a greater good. And hence I am seeking for your help for a good Laptop, a waterproof backpack(since it rains seldom and i usually use my bike), accessories and an insurance. Any help is help and If you are interested in helping me, please don't hesitate to contact me. I appreciate the time you took to read all of this.
Kind Regards :)