My name is Juan, I am desperately trying to raise donations to fund a lifelong dream and absolute passion I have had my entire life of having my own Sales & Marketing company in the Food Industry.
I have been lucky enough to be given this once in a lifetime opportunity for a 2nd time around.
About two years ago after being retrenched I had just found out I was going to be a Father and this made me determined, I took a leap of faith by taking our last R200 we had left for fuel and with no capital nor any back up plan and I started calling on existing customers and had a positive response, we were doing well, but failed as the income generated was being used for our daily needs after we had lost and sold everything to survive, not able to build any form of capital. we then lost our vehicle which resulted in us making a very sad and difficult decision in order for us to not damage our reputation nor relationships with our loyal customers base I have build over the passed 10 years of being in the trade, we closed the business.
About 2 months ago I took a chance and approached my biggest supplier as the Berry season is on its way and I was given sole distribution rights, but once again I'm at a dead end as I've had to send my wife and 2 daughters, Mia who is 1 and a half and Lilly who joined our family a month ago to family who lives 400km away and our son, Grant who is 12 and finishing his grade 6 and myself in a room, sharing a 3/4 bed, as the struggle has us at a point where Im unable to provide a roof over their heads.
Once again I'm terrified as im barely managing petrol, but by grace ive been able to be on the road every day, but we are just not able to generate a capital because we are at rock bottom giving everything everyday 7days a week, 7am-7pm. Thus the reason why I am reaching out, praying for some kind of miracle. I am in desperate need of a kind heart who is willing to help keep our dream going and make it possible to bring my family home.