Please help our family in the Netherlands
Please read the complete story of my family and after that you can decide whether you want to help my desperate family or not.
I am a 46 year old woman with a husband and 3 children, two guys aged 19 and 12 and an 8 year old girl. 7 Years ago, my husband started his own company, which specialized in laptop bags, cell phone bags etc. We weren’t getting rich from it, but we got just about enough to pay our monthly bills and the food we needed. We were long happy that we could live a normal life. But then, in 2009, the economic crisis stroke hard across the globe. We got hit by it too; the company lost more and more customers. Ok, no problem, we will just lower our expenses and everything will be all right… At least we taught that. In September 2009, the largest bank of Holland closed the money flow into the company. Basically that means the company has to survive on its own, but we didn’t have enough money to pay for any orders. Since we have to pay for the orders in advance, we need to rent some money from the bank and pay them back after we receive the money from our customers. Oke, we thought then we go further whit what we have.
With the help of a very good friend, we could so some investment so that the company had a chance to survive. Things started to get better, we got more orders, more customers and we started to get our salary again. It seemed that we could actually survive the economic crisis.
But as always, life isn’t fair. Just as the situation got better our bank demanded that we have to pay €100.000 or else they will shut down the company. Unfortunately we haven’t got that amount of money, so that means we have till the end of May to reduce our debts and after that we are bankrupt.
My husband is working around the clock to sell our stock and to reduce the debts but it isn’t going fast enough. Nobody is buying large orders at this time and that means we will end up with a debt of € 350.000. You might be thinking that it isn’t really a problem because we live in Holland, you are completely wrong. We haven’t received any salary since January, our saving money is completely evaporated. With help from parents, friends en sold things of the internet we have make it till now, but now I am desperate. We can’t afford our next bill for our house, nobody is willing to help us, so basically we will be put out of our house when we not pay our mortgage 2 month, and we will end up in some bureaucratic process that can take months before we get any results. In the meantime I hope my husband will find a job, I work too, but we will never be able to pay for this debt.
I know that we aren’t the only one with this problem, a lot more are. But I am getting so desperate that I am trying all sorts of things to raise some money. It just isn’t fair, we always give money when people go door by door to raise money for charity, we give money when something bad happens anywhere in the world. Now we have our own major problem and now nobody in Holland is there for us.
Dear people, I really do this because I am so desperate, I do this for my
Children so they can stay living in this house, they don’t deserve this. Maybe if we get enough money, my husband can restart his company. But I am happy when we can live without debts, so we can start over again whit our children.
I am really uncomfortable with giving my bank account information in public, but I have no other choice. This is the info:
Name: M.N. Bakker
Bank: ABN AMRO
We are happy even when you donate a small amount of money; if you send your email address to (email removed) I will personally thank you. Or if you don’t want to donate, but you have of know a website where I can put this letter on, send it to me if you want.
Please don’t send us spam or anything like that, we are already having a tough time without the spam.
Please help us!
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