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Raise money for Eric's school fees

Organized by: Mwenda Eric

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THE STORY:

I thank God everyday that I have gained education. But I also wish that God would help me in a way improve my financial life and that of my family. Am writing to you with a sincere heart . Hoping and prying that you will at least consider helping me out. I am a university student. I am pursuing a bachelors degree in Education History and religious studies. My official name is Mwenda Erick Kobia. I have been raised by a single mother since I was in my mother's womb. My mother got pregnant immediately she got out of high school. She didn't get a chance to go any collage because back then unplanned pregnancy was considered a taboo and a disgrace to the family. Her boyfriend had told her to abort me (according to my mother's story) but luckily she did not. After she had given birth to me and took care of me for three months, she left me to the care of my grandparents and went to look for a job. The first job she got was a toilet cleaner in a small bank. She used to be paid $200 a month. By God's grace she got promoted as a bank teller. I don't know how, but she got promoted and at least received $300. But she used to be overworked a lot. Most of the times she would come home very late. We used to live in a rental room. We had one bed and I was 9 years then. The same room was the kitchen, table-room and it was the bedroom After some years my mother got another job as a customer care agent. My mum said it was better because at least she did not overworked. She has never told me how much she is paid as a chief's clerk, but I know it's not much. Because if it were, I would not be writing for help. I would like to help my mother in any way I could. But my situation is so bad that I don't have any money in my pocket as I write to you now. She has no any other child and she refused to get married. She told me she doesn't want to risk my life by probably get married to a man who will not love me. Because of our situation I have had to get it debts to survive the harsh financial situation of a university student. I have to rent a house outside the university because the university hostels filled up long time ago. Some times when I ask my mother to send me some money she may not get any and so I have had to borrow small loans. But the worst situation happened, It was last semester, my mother did not have enough money to pay for my university fees which was around $3000. But she never told me. all she told me was that she would send me the money so that I can pay. According to the university fee policy, one is supposed to pay the fees before two months of the semester are over. Unfortunately when I asked my mum for the money, she told me she had not gotten enough money. I had to look for alternative ways of getting the money. By good luck I was able to get a loan form a micro finance when I explained my situation to them. But they told me that I had to pay the money by September 2016. It's now September and the bank people are becoming impatient they are calling me almost everyday and am out of options. I have thought of ways to make some money but nothing works.I have tried to borrow money from relatives and friends but I get the same response, "Money is becoming hard to get this days." If i decide to write to you all my problems, I will seem desperate than I already seem. I can tell you sir, as I write to you now, I don't even know where I will get some money for lunch or supper. I hope that you can find in your heart a reason to help me in any way. I know that I don't have a way of proving that what am writing to you is true. But all I hope is that you can trust me. For what am telling you is true.

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