Weʼre raising £1,000 to Support a single mother of 2, facing humiliation, homeless & difficulties in fending for herself and children due to neglect by her partner.
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It all started after my husband traveled back to USA when our daughter turned one year old. His business went so bad and things got worse. He had talked me into quitting my job after I put to birth so u can imagine. Conditions were so bad but he had to go to seek greener pastures. Our rent was almost due. I had no job and he left me with nothing; just a promise of going to work so he can send some money home. In his absence, the land lady eject me cuz I couldn't renew my rent agreement and I had to move with my baby. At 25 years, i was younger and stupid that I couldn't tell my family what was really happening and his people wouldn't even support us Things got worse in his absence and sometimes myself and my daughter had to sleep on a park. I had to sell my white gold rings so I can make some money to rent a place and enroll my child in school to he able to work and earn money. I got a job and things got better. One Friday evening, my husband called and confessed to me that he's gotten a Ghanaian lady pregnant in America. I was so speechless and couldn't just believe it.
This was a lady who was supposed to be his classmate back in Ghana. He made me believe that there were no good jobs in Florida so his class mate invited him to Georgia where he can work and earn. I got so broken and shattered; not after everything that I have gone through here in Ghana. I just couldn't forgive him in my heart cuz I felt so bitter and hurt.
Weeks later, I met a man who was working with DHL. He seemed a nice person and we got to be friends. He kept inviting me out but I continued turning him down till one holiday when I felt bored and decided to hang out with him. One thing led to another and we got sexually involved. I felt so remorseful and guilty that i hated myself for that so I decided not to see him or contact him again. Four months later, I was feeling unusually sick so I visited the hospital only to be told I was over four months pregnant. How possible? I was seeing my menses so I just couldn't believe it till I had a scan done. I just couldn't open up to anyone. Considering the judgemental society we live in. I have never believed in abortions so it wasn't an option. This was a guy i barely knew but gainst all odds, I decided to keep the pregnancy. Later when I went looking for him at his work place, I was told he relocated to UK.
My mother in law and my in-laws decided to dissolve the marriage cuz I had gotten pregnant for another man. U can imagine the shame and humiliation but I just didn't tell them what their son had done in America with another woman.
The journey hasn't been easy but God. I managed to find out that this DHL guy now works at a bank in the UK and he is married with kids now. I sent him a mail to inform him of the ptegnancy but he never responded and blocked me on all social media.
It has not been my God has been my strength and I have been doing it all alone for seven years now. I had to quit my job hoping to secure another one cuz it wasn't favourable anymore. I was managing a restaurant and closed after midnight so u could imagine. I have been all over the place with CVs and applications but nothing good has come up. I have to sell my valuables to feed and survive but I got nothing to sell any more.
Now, my son is at home cuz of school fees and my rent is overdue so rent control has given me till July ending to move. I feel so helpless now because I'm not a lazy woman at all.
I have a Diploma Certificate in Office Management Studies.
I must confess that sometimes, even the idea of suicide occurs to me sometimes. My spirit is really tired cuz God knows there's nothing I haven't done to help this situation.
I am appealing to everyone . if there's anyway anyone could help or assist me, I will really appreciate it. Thank you.
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