I am a hard working, dedicated and humble South African father, wanting to go back to his family.
I came to Qatar with good intentions to work and build a new start for myself, so could support my financial income and most importantly support my family whom I adore and love with every ounce of my being and to prosper to a better way of life. My wife and 2 young children were to join me here in July of this year.
I arrived in Qatar in December of 2017 and have been working in the hospitality industry for pre-opening of a restaurant.
We as a family had made the sacrifice that I would come here first, get settled in and then they would join at a later stage.
During the process of pre-opening, the general manager of the restaurant decided to resign and travelled back to South Africa in March, then a new GM was appointed in May and from the offset, the both of us found it difficult to work together to a point where in June of 2018, I was let go for not successfully having completed my probation period, at his behest.
The company was gracious enough to offer an NOC, (No Objection Certificate), which allows me to seek alternative employment.
The problem arises in that I have an outstanding debt with the bank of QAR14500 which is for my accommodation, as I stayed out of work accommodation, as per contract.
I am unable to apply for a loan, as I am currently unemployed and have been seeking employment for the last 2 months.
I recognize and accept the seriousness of the situation I am in, and am not running away from them, just searching for assistance in rectifying my situation. There have been a lot of issues that have led us to this point and way to many to mention, but right now, through the help of the Christian community, The South African Embassy and my mother-in-law whose a recent pensioner, we have managed to send our children home.
I unable to leave Qatar, as the travel ban has been issued on my residency permit, due to the debt owed. I am trapped here and facing a very uncertain future. There is even the possibility of going to prison due to the debt.
I am extremely frightened for my life, and cannot imagine not seeing my 8 years old daughter nor my 5month old son, or even just hearing there voices.
Like I said, I have tried everything and am wanting to work, so that I may pay off the debt and make amends and be with my family again.
The no. 1 priority is to pay off the debt and return home to South Africa to my family. This situation is beyond critical.
Please, I beg you for your help. I am not looking for a hand out to cover my debt, but more an opportunity to work until my debt is covered and I am able to return home.
I am eternally grateful and blessed, for the time taken in reading my plight and I honestly and truly hope that you are able to help, I have no where else to turn.