My father is our sole breadwinner and he’s been locked behind bars for past two months for financial reasons. I cleaned out my savings to pay a sum, however, they have told us that the full amount needs to be paid. We have no money left as we only started rebuilding in 2020.
My father was a full time banker and successful businessman but back in 2011, his business partner fled with everything we had and left us in debt. My father subsequently lost his job as a result and we’ve been struggling financially ever since. I started working at the age of 17 to contribute to our expenses but during 2018-2019, we had our worst year. We were almost homeless and our income was almost nonexistent. We only made enough to pay bills and had no money for rent. As a result, we overstayed our contract as we were trying really hard to find a cheaper house without success. We paid a small percentage of the rent that year and were eventually given a notice for evacuation. We were promised that should we evacuate, the case would be dropped and they’d forgive our outstanding. Unfortunately, a few days after evicting and moving to our new place, unbeknownst to us, they had reopened the case and issued a warrant for my father’s arrest (laws here are different). We only found this out at 2AM on December 1st, 2020 as my father had not come home and we were worried. We got a phone call from him from behind bars telling us that he’d been arrested and that our previous landlord had reopened the case.
I have spent the last two months pleading with the previous landlord to take back the case as we really cannot afford to pay him at the moment. I even promised him that once our financial situation balances, I will personally repay everything my father owes as I don’t like keeping debt with others. Unfortunately, they decided that they will not be backing down.
My family have nowhere else to turn to. We would appreciate your help, even if all you can do is share our page.
If anyone is hesitant and doubts our situation, I can prove everything over DMs as I don’t want to dox my family. Thank you for reading.
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