**(1USD = 30Baht)**
I had a rough couple of years.
I am a South Africa. Due to all the struggle I had in South Africa (not able to find a job) I decided to move/ work in Thailand.
As I had no job I had no money. So I asked my agent the minimum amount of money I can bring. (She wasn't a scam or anything thing like that. She hear how desperate you are and increase the fees). After paying a fortune I finally made it to Thailand.
Arrived thinking I would start working (as a teacher).
Well surprise surprise. (My agent never told me). I came over just as the schools finished their year and closed for the summer holidays of 4 months.
As my family them selfs had no money I had to survive on almost no money. I had to ask local people to assist me in finance.
(Long story short) It took me almost 7 months to recover.
NOW in Thailand I thought it would be fun/easy.
NO. Not if you had an agent who cause several people to land up in jail/deported.
Yes. My agent (Santipod Nakduang) made fake visas for us to try and save money for his company.
After paying all my lawyers/court fees/ emigration fees and so on I was broke. I owed my teachers/ school/ department over 80,000 baht (2,300 USD).
It took me nearly 2 years to repay them.
Why so long?
Well I only have a 8 month contract.
(Holidays = no pay)
June-September = Pay (4 months)
October = NO pay (1 month)
November - February = Pay (4 months)
March - May = NO pay (3 months)
I basically "save" for the months I have no pay
I haven't seen all my family in over 5 years.
I can't phone them (as it cost to much)
I can't skype them (As my mother/family has no internet)
My mother earns a small salary.
She has to support 3 (Including her self)
She lives on a count system.
She buys 1kg of frozen vegetables.
Then she opens the pack and starts counting.
3 slices of carrots for each
1 brokcoly for each
4 peas for each
1 1/4 potato for each.
I am dead serious.
That is how 1kg vegetables lasts 2 weeks.
Please I'm asking you all for assistance.
All I'm asking for is to raise about 60,000 Baht (1,700 USD)
This money will be used towards my.
Return flight ticket (March 2 - March 29) (B23,000)
Exit/ enter visa (Thailand) (B3,000)
Groceries for my mother (B20,000 = 2 month)
My share of the rent (1/2) (B10,000)
And some spending money for the month (to have a family bbq/ go as a family to the theme park/ Buying new clothes/ petrol/ ect.) (B4,000)
I'll create a blog with all the experiences / expenses.
Thank you very much.