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Chontel's request for your valued, appreciated, and continued support

Chontel's request for your valued, appreciated, and continued support

Personal message

Some are more fortunate than others and I am in dire need of support and assistance as I slowly begin to regain my independence.  

I am a 50-year-old single woman, who for the majority of my adult life has supported my family. My 3 children are all grown up now and I am the proud grandmother of 2 beautiful girls. My sons are both unemployed and they're struggling to help me, let alone themselves and my daughter is unable to find work as she is a struggling musician. Not that she hasn't tried to find employment, there just are so many unemployed people and so few job opportunities available. Life is a constant struggle. I would like to be able to feed myself and my daughter and our pets and pay my rent without having to worry about what we're going to have to go WITHOUT in order to afford to keep the lights on and the water running and being able to get to and from work.

I rent a modest cottage with my daughter and we are on prepaid electricity and water. I recycle the water we use to save costs. I am not wasteful and I respect the Universe enough not to take advantage of its bounty. I also respect my Champions enough to be completely honest in my story.  

My life has had many ups and downs and I have had to start over so many times. Every time, I just think I'm getting back on my feet, another disaster strikes and I find myself struggling to regain my footing. When I started this campaign originally, it was because I desperately required assistance in raising funds to purchase a cheap second-hand car. I am extremely grateful to all who donated but time has run out and I am still struggling to make it to work and back every day, using rider apps.  I am considering buying a scooter which will be more cost-effective to maintain and with the constant rise in the petrol price, it will be cheaper to afford petrol and maintenance on this mode of transport.  I am saving every cent I can spare in order to purchase a second-hand reliable mode of transport. But, I also have to take into consideration that sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances that require immediate remedy and I have to ask for help.  

Nothing has ever come easy for me.  I've worked hard, paid my dues and I am tired.

In early January this year, the stresses of trying to survive and provide for my family overwhelmed me and I threw in the towel.  Thankfully, I survived.  It was not an easy decision to make and one I regret every day because only now, do I realise that I was trying to escape a temporary situation!

Champions, your donations and continued support will help me to keep the proverbial wolves from the door and collectively, YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MINE AND MY DAUGHTER'S LIVES.  

In my profile picture, I may look happy.  That is because I have to remind myself of HAPPIER days.  Days when I smiled more, laughed easily and my burden was not as heavy to bear.  

I have created this campaign on BackaBuddy with the hope that YOU may be able to make a small monthly donation as and when you can to help me get back on my feet so that I can save enough money to afford to buy a mode of transport that will give me back my independence.  All I ask is that if you're unable to donate or contribute to my campaign, that you share my plight because someone somewhere might be able to help.  

Your continued support, donations and sharing of my posts will be most gratefully be appreciated.  Funds raised will be used to purchase essential items like groceries, water and electricity, toiletries and pet food as well as help me afford to keep the roof over mine and my daughter's head.  I earn a very meagre salary and I do not have a nest egg available to me.  

If this is your first view of my story, then I ask that you please make a small donation on BackaBuddy.  All contributions are managed by this Crowdfunding Group.  If you are unable to donate or contribute, I ask that you please be so kind as to share my campaign with your friends and loved ones. 

Donations

  • Dec 30, 2021 - USD $ 78.04
  • "2022 is your year " - Misty Rose

  • Dec 18, 2021 - USD $ 77.59
  • "Stay strong " - Misty Rose

  • Dec 08, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Hi sending lotsa healing lite Carol

    " - Carol

  • Dec 07, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "a little change to help your project" - Anonymous

  • Dec 03, 2021 - USD $ 78.80
  • "There is always hope" - Misty Rose

  • Nov 25, 2021 - R 40.00
  • "Its not much, but hopefully it will ENCOURGAGE MORE DONORS!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 18, 2021 - USD $ 40.11
  • "Love" - Misty

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending some love, light and help your way xx" - Mari-Louise Pienaar

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Donations to date

R 5 045.89

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00
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In my profile picture, I may look happy.  That is because I have to remind myself of HAPPIER days.  Days when I smiled more, laughed easily and my burden was not as heavy to bear.  

I have been given the opportunity by BackaBuddy to continue my campaign with the hope that YOU may be able to make a small monthly donation as and when you can to help me get back on my feet so that I can save enough money to afford to buy a mode of transport that will give me back my independence.  

All I ask is that if you're unable to donate or contribute to my campaign, that you share my plight, because someone somewhere might be able to help.  

Your continued support, donations and sharing of my posts will be most gratefully appreciated.  Funds raised will be used to purchase essential items like groceries, water and electricity, toiletries and pet food as well as help me keep my head above the water.