I just hate asking people for help, but currently we are desperate, so I am putting my pride in my pocket and I pray for intervention.
I need to get my family out of this country. Myself, my wife, and our twins
Ava and Gabriel. They are 1 year and almost 10 months old. And there is no
future for us here, especially for my children.
We would like to move to another country, were we can have a future, but the cost associated with it, is just so high. Just getting the Visa's cost about R80 000. A rough estimate for us to move will be R 200 000 to R250 000. We do not even have money to apply for passports.We don't even own a property to sell for funds.
Let’s start with normal future prospects here. South Africa has a system in place called BEE > Black Economic Empowerment. This means that all work has to go to black people, and the end. I don't mind a black person getting a/the job, if it's fair, but it's not. We do not even stand a chance of landing a job, being white. I do currently have a job, but it barely pays our bills. We don't live like kings, we just get by.
I have never been in a privileged situation. I have always worked, and worked hard for what I have and what I wanted. Nothing has ever been handed to me. But we need this, for my children.
Then there is the crime, not so much the crime, it's the murder that is the
problem. You get killed while buying a bread, and all they steal is your
cellular phone, or the R50 you have. (+- $4.16) Home invasions, high jacking’s,
or just to steal something, it is totally out of control here in SA. And
because we are white, there is no mercy for us. People are tortured etc. When I
leave for work, I never know if I will be seeing my family again. I will not go
into details, but you can google it, there is a lot of info, and very graphic photos
of what is going on here.This is no way to live.
Our economy has been degraded to junk status. Corruption is high, and we, ordinary citizens are suffering.
Please help me, help my children have a future where we can be safe. Where
they can play outside, or in a park.
I/we don't want to become a stastistic, or have my children have to grow up without their mother or father. Or not even grow up.
We will be grateful for whatever you are able to give (be it a dollar, a hug, or a friendly message). The bottom line is we love you and are thankful for having you in our life.
As a side note: You have the option of donating anonymously (which is cool, I guess) but if you don't mind, we would love to know who is helping us out so we can send you a note of love for your help!