I'm Yiolanda, living with my 7 year old son Foevo in Volos city in Greece. As many know Greece has become a low salary country with high living expenses. Thousands of young people are imigrating around the world for a decent living. Of course Greece does not offer any support to single parents.
This is the main reason I need your help today! I'm raising funds, to start up a new Life, giving my small crafting business a boost as that's the only way to make a decent living for my son and I. Currently a morning job salary is about 450€ and the rent of a decent house is 400€ in minimum! I have faith in the power of the people, I don't have any faith at the goverment anymore as for three years now we are living under difficult cercumstances strugling to give my son his physical and spiritual needs. Life shouldn't be a struggle! As a mom I want to be there for him, not missing all day for a 10hr job that pays 600 euro per month, little more than the half of household and living costs. My desire is to be with my son while he's growing and have a flexible job that I actually love to do.
After many life trials me and my 7 year old son are looking for a steady decent life, living in a nice warm house and be able to cover my son's expenses. I need to be very strong to support this sweet kid, be an all-star mom working and taking care of him in the best way possible.
What are you donating for?
Your any donation matters a lot! Funds will be used to cover past expenses, help us in the moving expenses moving to a better house, start-up a project on instrument handmade and hand-dyed cases. You give me the chance to get out of struggle, create and make a living out of it AND be with my kid most of the time. Your donation will give us a step forward to a possitive life!
All Funds will be used to cover all the expenses of our new start giving us a happiness boost to change our life in a positive way.
Dealing with panic and depression... a woman's confession
Three years ago my life changed drastically. Cancer took away my beloved mother who was a positive full of energy woman and a great artist. Cancer is devouring the body and the soul, a feeling that never goes really away.
After a few months we had to seperate with my husband while fighting for routine stuff had become an everyday situation. I fought at my last breath to keep this family together, yet I did not wanted that enviroment for my son or me. I have lost myself within these struggles. I was already exhausted!
A year later of trying to build up a new life, dealing with divorce and loss, the electricity company cut the power of our very old home and then I broke. A depth my husband had left growing and passed to me after his leave. Panic attacks and stress hit me hard though the nights. I had no idea how to overcome and deal with so many matters in my life and still be calm for my son. We stayed at this house without electricity for 6 months! Feeling totally responsible for all the situation my boy has come through.
Always had a positive feeling about life itself, about my powers and yet I got hit from all directions. My body was telling me I have to take a break, deal with depression and anxienty, change this mindset and start a new life. Always with my sweet boy as a beacon of light in my heart, I start believing again. I said to myslef that I will start fixing everything one step at a time. All I desire is a nice house that is warm in the winter, with a small garden for us to enjoy. Good quality food and to be able to cover my son's needs in after school activities. As I am a woman and not only a mom, working in a creative job, on something I love doing that's the best therapy, the best feeling of confidence I can get. And I'll be standing completely on my feet, I will be able to get a personal life, find love and overcome ongoing difficulties and happy moments in a new more healthy way.
Thank you very much for reading my story. I know many of you will have similar stories to identify within you. Life should never be a struggle but more like a living experience that we grow ourselves through.
With love and gratitude,
Yiolanda and Foevos ♥♥♥