Leaving South Africa is our last and only resort. My husband is a hard working man. The type that would literally work his fingers to the bone to get the job done and you can count on it, it is done right and with great precision. This proud, hard working, healthy and capable man has been without an income for 9 months. We have lost just about everything we have poured blood and sweat into over the past 18 years. We are dependent on my salary now to (not) make ends meet and we have fallen into a cyclone heading one direction only and that direction is down.
So many South Africans are in this position and it is absolutely agonizing loosing your grip on things. First you fall behind with monthly payments, so you cancel the luxuries such as satelite TV, next month you have to choose which of the telephone or municipal accounts are not being paid and you know all too well there will be consequences, but what do you do? Borrow money from a loved one is not an option for you know you can't afford to pay them back. Next medical aid and school fees starts falling in arrears and you have to face the embarrassment of asking for school fee exemption. Next month you can't afford the medical aid installment. You feel like an absolute failure to your children. This is where we are. No medical aid; A 2004 Huyandai Getz to get from A to B; house installments two months in arrears; school fees exemption granted for 2019; Telephone and internet provider in arrears and yet praying we will at least be able to only afford the house installment at the end of this month and not loose the roof over our heads.
We fear to go to the shop. Women get raped in public bathrooms, drivers get their ankles hacked in hi-jackings, children are not safe anywhere whatsoever! There is absolutely no future and no other way for my two boys of 15 and 10 to become someone in this country. My plea is to help me get them to Georgia where they will become someone. Men. Respected, hard working men.