I really have no idea whether this makes sense or not. But I’m at a point where I have nothing to loose – so I’ll just give it a try.
My name is Jeanette, I am 32 years old. I’ve lived in different countries over the last 7 years and am stuck in Germany now. Always looking for a place to live that would actually make me happy, I moved again and again. In 2009 I finally got the opportunity to spend a year in Ecuador – doing what I love: working with horses.
I found my reason to live for over there: my dogs. One of them – China – had distemper when I found her on the streets. I could spend hours writing down the whole story – but to make it short: I spent all my live savings on this dog and her “sister”: first of all the veterinary. Since at this point I was financially depending on my parents (at age 28 – which was hard enough), I had to accept their order not to bring a dog “home” to Germany. For this reason and because I really started to fall in love with this country I decided to stay there after the first year had passed. I couldn’t manage to find an adequate job with a salary that would make a living for a single person possible. So I started to borrow money from my parents. (around 15.000 € in total).
After another year I had to accept that I wasn’t gonna make it in Ecuador, so I had to borrow even more money to bring at this time my 2 dogs back to Germany (about 4.000 €) – since there was no way I would leave them behind. After getting back to Germany I gave it a try, but soon was so desperate to leave Germany again I accepted a job offer in Mexico. Again – I had to borrow money to take the dogs to Mexico with me. (another 4.000 €)
In Mexico it turned out the circumstances would make it impossible too to lead a good life (48hours of work per week, 2 hours of travelling to work and back home, 6 days of vacation per year etc.). At the end I got ill and had to go back to Germany to have surgery. Since this day I am stuck here and with all the depths I have, there is no way I can leave Germany again even though I am close to a break-down, since I feel so completely lost here. I so much want to go back to Ecuador – it’s THE only place I can imagine to ever feel happy again. But without money for me and the dogs to start a life there and with the depths I already have…
I have never in my life asked anyone for help, especially not for money (besides my parents). But like I said – at this point I have nothing to loose and since nobody is forced to help, I’ll just give it a try and start this “campaign”. Maybe one day someone who can afford it will read this and help…
Thanks to anyone willing and able to help!