It is very difficult for me to write this as I have always been a problem solver, I have just come to a point where I need to ask for help as I can't do this on my own.
About three months ago my husband were retrenched due to the company he worked for closing down and moving to another country. His retrenchment package were so little (R1500) and could not assist me with our living expenses. About a week after my husband were retrenched we found out that he had malaria. He was admitted and hospitalised for a week. It has been an exhausting time.
My husband has been looking for work daily! All these months I’ve watched him stuff hundreds of resumés into the mailboxes and personally at businesses and pound away at the phones keyboard, courageously sending hundreds more electronically. I’ve waved good-bye to him as he drives off early in the morning to face another day of approaching unapproachable receptionists at companies that ‘are not hiring.’ Going for interviews but coming back empty handed... I’ve greeted his slumped shoulders and downcast eyes upon his return after another unproductive day. This is hard.
He has not received any of his UIF nor am I eligible for a gov.grant as my salary is R6000.00. I am also not able to get a disability grant for my son as he needs to see Specialist at the Gov hospital and they can't file a proper report due to him never seeing "one doctor". Therefore, not being able to compile a conclusive report. The medication that were prescribed by Neurologist I just can't afford to go and pay cash at the pharmacy. I do not have a medical aid.
Since the retrenchment I have not been able to pay my rent which is R 3850 (incl of water & lights) for two months. My children's school fees are behind. I am not able to purchase medication. I am battling to just get my children their basic needs. This is very hard, they are still so young and don't fully understand the impact the loss of employment has done... I don't know what else to do but to ask for help.
My husband has a extensive mechanical background and can repair Vehicles, Engines, Tractors etc. The problem is that he does not have mechanical tools to complete this type of work and or a vehicle. The vehicle we are using were in an accident but by God's favour is still driving.
I pray that anyone reading this would open their hearts and assist me. I have done yard sales, even went to local villages to sell our old clothing, tupperware, cooking pots, bedding just in order for us to survive. I have nothing more to sell.
My faith in God and his Grace gives me peace that we will get through this even better then we were before. I am still holding on!