I am Neha, I am raising funds here for my education.
I may not be the brightest person in the room but I have worked hard and struggled to reach where I am right now. I come from a lower-middle-class family. When I was in the 8th grade my father lost his job. Since then things have turned upside down for every one of us. It was a lot to take for him and us, things got worse and worse as years went by. He worked here and there but he is now a chronic alcoholic and there is nothing that can be done to fix this. He spends time in rehab every year but as soon as his health recovers it’s the same story again. It has been really exhausting to live with all this. From an early age, I had to be resourceful and keep it together as being the daughter in the family. I started working since I was 17 yo. We do not have anyone educated in my family so most of my working period has been spent in trial and error. I have worked in multiple fields from hospitality to Marketing and as a Stewardess, Hostess, RSOT, Marketing executive and even as Rescue Manager. Now I have an opportunity to make things much easier and better for not just me but everyone else in the family.
After the 12th I started working. But most of my earnings has been lost in just survival. I still kept studying because perhaps that’s the only way I can change things. I dreamt of doing a PhD and be so good at something so that I can be proud of myself. A lot of people do not understand that sometimes, working hard isn't easy and it isn’t enough. The situation can be so overwhelming and whatever you do is so little that it isn't enough. For some of us, it’s a privilege to get peaceful sleep at night or time to have our meals in peace. It has been a struggle, financially and emotionally. I have tried hard in past and I will keep trying, I just have decided to take help this time. I have done my graduation in psychology from distance school and yet I managed to get admission in management school for my post-graduation. It has been my dream to get a formal education and make a better living.
Education means a lot to me, I have never been to college but now that I have got an opportunity of years of hard work I want to join the school. My family is not in a position to help me but I am just putting my faith and trying to pay my college fees in time and secure my seat.
Why not apply for a loan?
I have inquired with Gyandhan and multiple banks. They need a co-signer from my family who earns 35k+ monthly. And as I mentioned earlier, nobody in my family has any formal education and neither do they hold proper jobs. The land we are providing as collateral isn’t enough either so I have decided to put a request here. If you are not able to donate any amount but can help me to secure a loan, that would mean the world to me. I have no intention to capitalise on my story but it’s been years and I am trying to move forward in life and I feel stuck.
Why 20 lacs?
The amount I have raised here not only covers my first year fees but also GIC amount which is compulsory by the Canadian government. I am still trying to get a loan or job once I get there so that I can cover my expenses. Even if anyone can help me get in touch with a person to help me process my loan application I will be forever grateful.