STUDENT NEEDS HELP!
Hello, my fellow earthlings, if there is any one of you out there reading this, I want to be brief and tell you parts of my story, those parts which are relevant to the problem I'm in. I'm a 23 year old student at the Faculty of technical sciences, I'm on my last year of studies, at least I should've been, but then some troubles came up and I stuck in an unpleasent emotional and financial situation.
I'm born and raised in Croatia, a very beautiful country with much potential, but unfortunately, not all of that potential was used. Although with beautiful sea, gorgeous beaches and numerous islands, that does not feed the people (except for some, who profit from tourism and only in the summer season). Factories are long closed, there aren't any new opening, the whole economy is a disaster. Few people live life full of dignity.
My family, all the same is alike. I'm the only child but that doesn't help much, although it does not aggravate, at least in this case. I would like to fast forward a little, it was all kind of going well until few years ago. I cannot say we ever lived like normal people, I mean, I didn't have all the stuff other children did but I didn't care. I always understood the situation I'm in, we don't have much money and that's it, no matter what. My father is a fisherman for as long as I know, and although in some countries that means something, in mine it does not. All the bosses are corrupt, and always looking for some kind of hole in law to damage workers' pockets. And my mother worked for as long as she could, but approximately 10 years ago she began to get horrid backpains from time to time, until it escalated to permanent pain few years after. The doctors said it is discus hernia, or something like that, anyway, the vertebra is pressing the ishiadic nerve and she slowly, really slowly losses the feeling in her right leg, according to her words, which I think is possible with her condition. She visited many doctors through years and she didn't get the right opinion, some of them believe she could easily stay paraplegic after the eventual operation, some say it is small chance for something like that, so she decided to suffer as long as she can. In other words, with her qualifications (almost none), and health situation there is almost no chance for her to find a job she could do, so all the money they have ears my father.
They help me as much as they can, they send me money almost every month, as much as they can, because I'm living with my girlfriend in other town. In my hometown there are no many schools, so I decided to follow my dream and become an engineer, and went from home. On college, I met my girlfriend and soon we started living together. Soon, a shock for family followed, my mothers brother, my uncle with his wife went to prison. I would not like to discuss reasons. But there, it happened. Their daughter, my mothers niece went to ours, so my mother could take care for her, help her with school at least for as long as her mother did not paid bail, for she was only an accomplice. There, my father aboard, my mother in pain, emotional and physical, has to take care of a child in primary school. I had to go home for some time to help. I thought I could do both, studying and helping her but I was a young fool. Soon I lost my year on college, my scholarship (since I was an excellent student in high school, kind of a jewel of a family), and found myself in debt. Since then me and my family are really strugling, not only I'm not receiving scholarship, I have to return what I got in the first two years, and pay the college year. I got a job, but there aren't any job for students in my country, this city, where you can work part time, study and pay bills. Everything suffers, my sleep, my college, day is too short. As I said before, my mother and father help me, I work part time in a carwash, but that just isn't enough for paying all the debts that are more than three years old. The ammount I'm asking for would cover almost all of my debts and enable me to finally breathe with full lungs for the first time after a long period for someone my age. I sent so many emails, VC's for better jobs, made many online freelancing accounts on various sites. but don't know why, I had no luck whatsoever. Even tried a variety of survey panels, but never made a penny. This is a way of people getting money they need I recently discovered, and thought to myself ever since whether to do this or not. I never done anything similar, so I hope it goes well. Going well meaning raising €10 since it would be €10 more than I ever made online.
I know I do not ask for a small digit, but as I said, I'm fairly humble and any euro I gather I will be thankful for. I have potential, just need to bring down the burden off my back, so I can actualize it.
Thank you my fellow sisters and brothers if you read any of this, and thank you if you sympathize.
Peace and love