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Corona virus left us jobless

Corona virus left us jobless

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My name is Yolanda Pearson, and I am 30 years old. I am married to Henry Pearson, who is 32 years old. We live in Pretoria, Gauteng. 

Understanding that in this global crisis we are experiencing, things are tough out there. Me and my husband work at the same place, and as a result of the school's closing we have lost our jobs.

Both of us are sport paramedics, working at different schools and other events. But with the announcement of school's closing, we lost all forms of income..

We were supposed to be working at numerous sporting tours over the school holidays, subsequently all was canceled leaving us completely without any income. My main objective is to get HELP PAYING FOR OUR RENT for as long as possible. We are both currently looking for new jobs. We are 100% sure that with the current lockdown and levels that there will be no sport or events requiring medical standby. Therefore we are looking for new jobs, although it is a tough time and finding work now will be difficult. 

I am not to asking for money for food, but rather only to help pay rent. It won't help us to have food but no place to stay.

I was fortunate enough to be able to pay in full my rent and utilities for this month (March 2020). But if I am not able to pay next month we will be homeless. 

At the moment me and my husband are under a lot of stress, knowing that at least we don't have to worry about how we will be paying rent without an income will lighten the stress load enormously. Also ensuring that we don't end up homeless.


Stress is not something that we need at this point in time, my husband had cancer 9 years ago and knowing that people with underlining conditions are more susceptible to Corona makes us already stress about that. We have unfortunately not been ons a medical aid for a few years now, resulting in him not being able to go for checkups. Worry and stress is a big part of our lives. Not having to stress about rent is an enormous relief to the both of us. 

Our rent is R4300 per month and then an additional +-R700 for utilities.

Any funding that we receive will directly be allocated to paying rent and utilities.


  • May 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep well." - Leonie

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 70.00
  • "Take care." - Anonymous

  • Apr 28, 2020 - USD $ 120.00
  • "Stay strong." - Anonymous

  • Apr 26, 2020 - USD $ 60.00
  • "God bless. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 89.55
  • "Love you guys!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Good luck

    " - Anna

  • Apr 08, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Hoop alles van die beste vir jul. Bly positief. Daar is help. En ek hoop dat jul hier sal deur kom.

    " - Jo

  • Apr 03, 2020 - USD $ 44.35
  • "With love from New Zealand " - David, Dominic & Veronique

  • Apr 02, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Lees Psalm 121 verse 1 en 2" - Maryna Jordaan

  • Apr 01, 2020 - USD $ 27.94
  • "Good luck." - Anon

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte " - Anoniem

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte Henry en vrou" - Anonymous

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Sterkte." - Niel Bosman

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Donations to date

R 8 685.09

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00

Yolanda Pearson Rent Cause

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My name is Yolanda Pearson, and I am raising fudns to cover my rent for the next 2 months. Me and my husband work at the same place, and as a result of the school's closing we have lost our jobs.