Hi my name is Elizabeth. I never thought I would ever be in this position of needing to ask strangers and loved ones for financial help but I pretty much have run out of options and am in desperate need of help. I guess you could say recent events in my life have led me here.
While I was in the Philippines in July of this year to attend my uncle's funeral my boyfriend of almost 12 years (we fell short by one week) broke up with me over messenger. Unfortunately for me even though we have broken up I am still not able to completely close that chapter of my life just yet.
You see, the only thing that I got out of that relationship was debt, no proposal, no marriage and no kids. When my ex and I moved out on our own in November of 2016 I took out a loan of $13 000 to help secure our unit that we were renting and to purchase what we needed to set up our home. Then after another 6 months he decided that he wanted a motorbike, he was obsessed and would not drop the topic even after I said that we just couldn't afford it, so stupid me. I increased my loan by $4 500. The money was used to purchase his motorbike and gear. The reason why I had to get the loans out in my name is because no bank was willing to lend him any money at the time.
Before coming back to the Philippines in August in one of our last conversations he said that he would pay me back the money that he owes me but I still have not received anything. I am currently not working because my job in Australia asked me to take time off and I am not legally allowed to work while I am here.
So here I am, setting up this fundraiser. I don't normally like asking for help, I am generally a very independent person but now I am having to swallow my pride because this is my future on the line and I am in the process of trying to get back my money from my ex but there is no guarantee in that. And he isn't exactly being cooperative.
My mother is helping to support me while I am here, she lives in Sydney but can only afford to send me money maybe once or twice a month and that also depends on if she has the time. For the first time in my life the relationship that I have with my mother is the best it's ever been and she understands the reasons as to why I have made this decision to come to the Philippines and has stood by my side.
You see, I decided to come here to basically heal, repair, be with family and try to start fresh and prepare for the next stage of my life. The transition from moving from Sydney to the Philippines hasn't exactly been easy, I've faced a number of challenges and there are days where I get extremely home sick but then I remember that other than my friends who I left behind, my life in Sydney will never be the same. The life that I knew and the future I thought I was going to have with this one man no longer exists. I will have no home to go back to, my job is waiting for me (thank God) but really I will have to start over and try to rebuild my life. But also for the first time in my life I am broke and am now dependent on my mother once more. I was relying on my ex to pay back the money he owes but that is proving to be more difficult than expected and I have now fallen behind in loan repayments with no way of paying them myself. I have already supplied my ex with the necessary details to make payments himself towards my loan as he asked for them but he has failed to make even one payment so here I am.
I am going to be in the Philippines until April next year and need a way of being able to support myself while I am here and I need your help. Getting my money back from my ex is proving more difficult than I thought and I don't want to keep relying on my mother for her financial support. I have an idea of setting up a business while I am here and lucky for me the costs of doing that are so much cheaper than setting up a business in Sydney but I need your help, I guess you could say, I need investors. And whatever else I am able to raise from this will help me start over when I return to Sydney and will also allow me the means to help me family here in the Philippines and whoever else I see in need.
I will be greatful for anything that anyone can donate.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read just a part of my story and thank you for whatever you can donate. I am eternally thankful!