My name is Calvin Zhemi married to Mary Muchabaiwa without child, l grew up in Zimbabwe where l did my Primary and Higher Tertiary Education. After finishing my High School l got apprenticeship training with an accredited Company in Zimbabwe which is Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company where l worked for four years doing Electrical Power Engineering.
When l finished my apprenticeship training l worked for couple of months doing Geographic Information System data capturing. Due to our countries deteriorating economic conditions getting a job in the Electrical Power Engineering field l trained was a challenge and because l had to take care of my Family as the bread winner of the family l decided to look to neighboring countries in search for greener pastures.
The month of February 2017 l decided to relocate to South Africa after paying $300 to an recruiting agent that l never got to meet and l guess l was stupid to put my trust to the agent. When l finally moved to South Africa l knew l had to look for a South African permit but that was an effort l didn't venture into because it was soo costly for me, so as an alternative to the permit l had to apply for a temporary Asylum permit that would allow me to stay in South Africa legally and to be able to work and study.
I have sent my curriculum vitae to different electrical companies but that haven't produced any fruits for more than a year in South Africa. I managed to get a few training how to be a barista from a friend as a way of making ends meat and also to be able to send my wife to college where she studied Electrical Engineering as well but failed to complete her studies because we needed the little funds for applying for a work Visa
Late last year an opportunity arose from Electrix an accredited employer in NewZealand for a Line Mechanic job. This was an exciting moment for me and my wife because we believed God had answered our cries but little did we know we were actually up for a bigger challenge. Working as a Barista to raise money have been helpful in taking care of my family.
We managed to raise the funds for our medicals and visa application. After days of processing the application for our visas we had sad news indeed that our visa have been denied because we were residing in south African illegally, unfortunately we were not given a chance to appeal the decision even though we had sent thought the relevant documents that shows we are residing in South Africa legally. Within a few days l sent a complaint stating my case and showing the immigration officer that we were residing and abiding by the laws of South Africa for we have always been law abiding citizens.
The complaint system found my complaint merit but unfortunately the response is that my visa process had ended and the only option was to apply for another Visa which again will require money.
As l am finishing paying my debts that l acquired for my first application am looking for funds to launch another application withing the shortest period so that l won't miss the opportunity at hand. The amount l need to raise is R 8000 and that is for the process of getting another Visa.