My name is Valentina and i'm trying to raise money so that together with my fiancee to be able to put down a deposit for a home. A home in wich we can start a life, better than the one we had so far.
I know everybody has sad stories here. Some are stories of life and death and i urge you to donate to them, the ones that fight to live. But if you have another cent to spare, read my story and please, please help us. It's our only chance.
We live in Romania. We met when i was 22 and he was 26. I was in my second year in university studying literature. That year my father, who at the time was financially supporting me was fired from his job for bad performance. Later i found out that he was diagnosed with diabetes and it impaired him so much that he couldnt work anymore. He was a construction worker and didnt have strength anymore. The bills started to pile up. I froze my school year and started working. Anything that i could do. In Romania the average salary/month is 300€. I worked for the minimum wage, sometimes 2 jobs, earning enough to pay my rent and my dad's medicine. I ate once a day. I weighted 47kg at some point. Thats when i started avoiding to see my dad so he wont be worried for me. His problems were bigger and i was younger and stronger. He didnt need to see me like that.
When i met my fiancee, his mother has already been diagnosed with pulmonary cancer. We both worked 2 jobs most of the times, keeping only one only when we couldnt get up from the bed anymore. His mom didnt win the battle with the disease. She died in 2014.
I didnt return to my studies. After i froze my year i have to pay for tuition fees and all the money i can spare go to my dad. I hope i will finish it someday. I was supposed to be a teacher and i still tutor children for admission into highschool. I dont ask for money unless they want and can give me. They usually are poor children from the rural area and they bring me food. Whatever their parents can spare. I teach them so they can make something out of themselves and to have a better life than mine.
We both work as fleet managers now. We earn 750€ together and our rent is 300€. A 47 square metre apartment. We cannot take a roommate because there is no space and the place is really shabby. But these are the rent prices in our city and we resigned ourselves with the thought that we will never have our own home. We also got engaged but we cannot think about a wedding. A wedding costs. We will just sign the papers soon.
Until i came upon this site it seemed that there is no hope for us. It still seems so.. this is a huge amount of money.
We dont ask for a home for free. We want to work for it and raise our children in it teaching them that hard work gives rewards in this life. We cannot access a big enough loan to buy a house without a deposit. We cannot move from this city because thwn we would earn even less and we would have worse paying jobs.
I've always been tough. I've always tried to push forward. I'm just.. reaching the end of my strength. We are good people and life shouldnt treat good people like this.
If there are others in more need, help them. And if you have just a little more to spare, please help us too. We need just the deposit so we can be able to access a 30 years long loan.
Thank you for reading and thank you for helping. If you are not able to help with donations it's okay. Send good wishes our way. We are at that point in our life when any kind of support is welcomed.