Giving Relief For A Family Struck By Disaster
- By: Jo-Anne
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/giving-relief
There are three pieces to my heart, my beautiful children. We only have each other in this world. I am divorced with no idea where my ex-husband is, and we have no family as I was a foster child.
I have always worked hard for my family, raising three children entirely on your own is hard. Fortunately, I had a good job. Then disaster struck. I was retrenched. No savings, no backup, just no job and suddenly no income.
I have a maintenance order, he doesn't pay, and the courts will not help. I have tried every way from e-mailing the presidents hotline to court advocates, to even contacting politicians directly trying to get him found and the maintenance order enforced. Nobody helps.
Supporting and raising my children on my own has put me in debt, and having to go under debt review - leaving no option for bank loans.
Funds raised will go towards settling rent, school fees, clothes for the children, our fridge is broken so needs to be replaced. There is so much. My daughter needs a bed, medical bills I owe for the children need to be settled.
I managed to keep us afloat until December, and have started working. However, we were illegally evicted, I am behind on bills, we are about to lose the place I found for us to move to as I can't afford the deposits. It is a nightmare. We need what is owed in maintenance.
I am a mother, I can't give up, and at the same time I know I can't do this on my own. We need help. They say it takes a village, this is me coming to the village saying please help me save my family.
*Funds for school and rent will be paid directly to the relevant organisations*
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