We are a family of 5 which includes me, my girlfriend (sheela) and my 3 little beautiful kids (Dogs) Charlie, Stella and Flora. I've always been a passionate artist and that is what I wanted to do for a living. My girlfriend wanted to own a fish farm. We wanted to stand on our feet, so we dont have to depend on anyone.
By the end of September 2019 we had enough savings, as we planned. We quit our jobs in the month of october 2019 and invested some of our savings towards sheela's fishfarming project and also towards my painting with a small amount as a back up for the months to come. A couple of months into this and we were hit by the news of covid and lockdown. My paintings just stopped selling. The fish farm was located in another state and we were unable to keep a regular check during the lockdown, due to which we had to take a huge loss on our fish farming as well as paintings by the month of july 2020. We were able to survive the lockdown with our back up funding, however nothing was left by the end of the lockdown.
Right when we thought things were getting back to normal as the lockdown was lifted, we tried to get back to our lifes but we were out of our savings so we couldn't start anything of our own and we started looking for jobs but we had no responses from anywhere we applied. Life got really difficult, when sheelas mom fell sick in December 2020. She got effected by Mucormycosis, she lost an eye, her treatment costed us a bomb even though the insurance was used it hardly covered 30% of the bill's. We had no options to make a living so we started taking loans to provide for our family and take care of moms medical. We had to put up our property papers to get a loan to survive. Her treatment is still on going and we have loads of bills and people to pay.
I came to a state where I do not have anyone to look back to for a financial support. We dont have enough money to feed ourselves or our kids. All this stress and financial burdens have got us to a stage of loosing our physical and mental health.
We had no jobs so we were unable to get loan through a bank and had to rely on a private loan from a person agaist the property. We have to pay the loan by 10th September 2021. I dont see a way out of this, so here I am asking you to raise your helping hand for me and my family to get out of this hell hole and be able to walk forward in our life.