Need urgent help to avoid not having a home at month end.
Hi, My name is Delerize Champion, but everyone calls me Reece. I am a 41 year old female living in Cape Town, South Africa with my 3 furry kids (2 dogs named Rain and Skye and one cat named Gizmo).
I went through a divorce at the end of 2018. We were renting my father-in-law's house at that stage. With the divorce I was forced to move out and find another place. It's extremely difficult to find a decent place, which is pet friendly, if you are a single person earning a average salary. Luckily one of my friends offered to share a house with me, but at the end it did not work out and she moved out in July 2019. I managed to get another housemate temporarily till October 2019. After she left I advertised for another housemate for about 2 months without any success and I was forced to give notice for end of January 2020, as I already fell short on rent after October. I have been looking for suitable places for more than a month now, again without any success. I made arrangements with my current landlord to keep my deposit to cover the outstanding rent, and I still need to pay a balance at the end of the month after the deposit is deducted. Which means I do not have a deposit to put down on a new place and the rental agents will not accept any down payments on the deposit amount. (deposit amount on 90% of places is 2 x monthly rental).
I have to be out of my house on Friday 31 January 2020, and I am totally devastated because I don't have anywhere to move to. I love my pets, they are my whole life, I am just not the type of person who can give them up because life is throwing curve balls at me. I made a commitment to them and I have a responsibility towards them. I have tried everything possible up to this point. I have a very small circle of friends and family, and most of them are not in the position to help me out, those who are, are not willing to do so.
So this is my last resort, to call on strangers to help me get back on my feet again. I just need a miracle this one time in my life. I tried raising money in December 2019 to start my own business in order to supplement my income, but again, no success.
The amount I need to raise include the deposit I need to put down on a new place and the balance of the outstanding amount due at my current place.
I would really appreciate any donations/help.