Life On Survival Mode

Fundraising campaign by Maria Gourmou
  • €100.00
    raised of €5,000.00 goal goal
Electricity - €500
2% Funded
5 Donors

Current milestone

1/1

Electricity

€100.00/€500

Raised offline: €255.00
Total: €355.00

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I'm trying to find a home for me.

In 2014 i was resqued from my first suicide attempt, due to extreme stress and pressure from my work and a very rough childhood. During my childhood was beaten and humiliated by my grandfather (my left ear is permanently bigger than the right one because of him).

After the hospital i left the house to leave in a small handmade hut in Drama. I had not toilet or shower for the next 8 years. The only source of heat was a small electric heater. I would place a tent above my bed with the heater inside to survive the winter in -16 Celcius (3.2 F). was living with 10€ per week. In June 2021 my grandfather cut down the power because he didnt want to pay for the heater.

I was trying and failing to keep a job since i was 17 years old. Now i am 30. This is due to my mental instability, i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder the March of 2023. In the summer of 2021 i lost my job once again and i also had no electricity. I went to Athens and found a job but i couldnt make it there. I was alone, in an empty house, sleeping in a inflated mattress. My dear cat Mr Gibbs who is my only companion for those 10 years almost died because i couldnt affoard the doctors. I gave my whole christmas salary to save him. After that i had nothing, so i returned to my mother's house in February of 2022.

My relationship with my mother was always unstable, mostly because of my own psychiatric problems, her problems with alcohol and my sister who is also diagnosed with psychiatric disorder.

Today that im writing this is the 26 of July, 2023. Tommorow im returning to the hut in Drama. No electricity, no water, no furniture, no food. Since the place belongs to my father, im still not safe there because he is trying to sell it. If that happens i have no other place to go.

I started this fundraiser after the suggestion of one of my friends. If i manage to buy me a tiny home i will be able to stand on my feet for the first time in my life, get my self together and work on my health and find a job i can keep. The money needed are a small amount, if many people just give 1 dollar i will manage to survive and find me a forever home. I dont ask for much, i dont need luxuries, all i ask is to live in dignity and safety. I know i might have to survive the upcoming winter. All i ask is for you to give a helping hand to fight.

Many of my friends were kind enough to help me with anything they could. Any donations you will make will help me prepare for the winter. Im actively looking for a job, i have hope i will find one soon.

Thank you for reading this. God bless you all.

Milestones

1. Electricity

€100/€500 ongoing

To pay for electricity until i find a job

Organizer

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2023
€60.00
  • D K
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
€5.00
Sep 01

Thank You All

Update posted by Maria Gourmou at 01:14 pm
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I know have electricity AND a great job, thank you everyone for helping me throught this dreadful period.

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Jul 29

I now have access to clean water ❤️

Update posted by Maria Gourmou at 08:16 pm
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A good friend helped me to fix a leak, and thanks to him i have access to drinkable water once again. Next step: to connect the water line with the bathroom

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Donors & Comments

5 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2023
€60.00
  • D K
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
€5.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2023
  • good luck <3

€5.00
  • Eleana Chaida
  • Donated on Jul 26, 2023
€5.00

Followers

2 followers
Sotirios Zacharopoulos
Anna R.
€100.00
raised of €5,000.00 goal
Electricity - €500
2% Funded
5 Donors

Current milestone

1/1

Electricity

€100/€500

Raised offline: €255.00
Total: €355.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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