Hello, my name is Agnes and I just want to share a brief story of my family.
My mom and dad have been together for 29 years already. I'm the eldest daughter and I have 1 younger brother. My family didn't come a from a well-off background but my parents strived to give me and my brother a very decent life and good education. They weren't financially well in their childhood but they worked hard to finish college so they'd have a degree which will enable to them to land stable jobs, which they did.
For more than 3 decades, my parents have been working non-stop. There isn't a day that they were unemployed and for that I'm very, very grateful. My dad is now 58 years old and has been working for 40 years, while my mom is 54 and has been working for 34 years. For 22 years, after the birth of my brother, my mom has been dealing with diabetes and all her medications don't come cheap. Over the years we have survived challenges despite not knowing how we'd go along. Just a year ago, my brother underwent a major heart surgery to correct a congenital case of his. There have been several cases of hospitalizations, minor and major operations, small accidents here and there, occasional typhoons. But despite all that, we are here, still standing.
But now, we are about to face a challenge that we literally can't afford. We've been living in our current house for 21 years. The place isn't ours, my mom's relatives were kind enough to let us rent the place since they all have moved abroad. But now they want to sell it as the owners no longer have interest in keeping the place given that they are now residing in the US. We will have no place to go if that happens. They have offered us the place and we are fully interested but we cannot afford it as we are merely employees with average-paying jobs. My parents have worked hard for decades but they couldn't save to buy a house of our own since their earnings are just enough to get the family by, that's why up to now we are still renting. I too am working now, but even if I give 100% of my salary to my family, we wouldn't be able to acquire the needed amount in a such a limited time.
The house we're living in is being sold for USD110,000.00 as the owners are currently living in the US. WE cannot afford it. Even if we apply for loans, it wouldn't get approved since my parents are already overaged and even our combined earnings will not be enough to pay for such amount of loans plus its interests.
This is why we would like to ask for everyone's help. We only aim to secure half of the total amount. As for the rest of the money, we'll really work it out to the best that we can. We don't want to pass the burden to other people, we'd still want to strive so that we can continue living in this house. Any amount you give for this cause will truly be appreciated.