There is nothing more heartbreaking to a parent than not being able to provide the best life for their kids.
As a single mother of 2 girls aged 14&7,I have fallen into hardship after my marriage fell apart and my estranged husband quit his job. I have been trying to "keep the home fires burning",attending to the childrens' schooling and basic needs as well as paying bills on just one salary. I have been under tremendous stress and been on depression medication for as long as I can remember.I have suffered a stroke 4 years ago.Both my daughters are asthmatic.Over the past 2 years I have been battling to pay my rent on time and am facing eviction once again.
Borrowing money from "Peter to pay Paul" has become a norm just to ensure there is food on the table. I cannot get assistance from the state in social grant or child support as he is not working and I am employed by government.Unless I can pay the outstanding rent, we will be homeless.
I am not asking for sympathy only for help getting my independence back so I can be a role model for my daughters. I believe everyone deserves a second chance and would be eternally grateful to anyone who can afford me that chance...for the sake of my kids.
Desperate Single mom.