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Hello! My name is Frimpong Veronica Gyamfua, I'm 26 year old and I'm from Ghana, living in Bawku city, upper east region.
It's a privilege to write to you to help me in this project to support the health of mothers and their babies. I want to give them the highest standard of nursing care!
I'm here to write to you to help me get funds to support my education.
I'm a community health nurse but assisting in midwifery work. I have been granted to study degree in midwifery but the money involved is huge and I'm also the bread winner of my family.
I lost my father in 2015 and my mother too is not working so I took loan to support my family, but now I need the money to continue the education to acquire the skills and knowledge I need.
The month will end and I got only $5 to take care of the family. I have a lot of siblings but none of them is able to move forward. I really need help.
I wake up and start crying everyday. In Ghana, if you are a nurse everyone think you have money but we are seriously suffering because of money. Prices are very high.
I lost my father in the year 2015, 25 of September. My mum was a teacher but she is retired now so she takes only $14 a month. As we are renting an apartment we had to take a loan to support the family.
I got a nursing job but my monthly income is not enough.
I have 5 siblings, one male and 4 female.The ladies couldn't go to school but my brother completed university. However he hasn't got any job so far. My sisters got themselves pregnant but they haven't a husband that could help them with the daily expenses.
Now Ghana is facing a lot of financial difficulties that even my colleagues, officers are all suffering. I lost all hope about making my dream come true.
If I achieve this goal I will become an ambassador for health, prevent people from delaying in decision to go to hospital, delay in seeking medical care, delaying in reaching the help they need.
I will be able to visit patients in their homes and help those who needs medical care and services.
I will use the funds to pay school fees and also if there is extra I will use it for logistics because my facility lacks a lot of logistics too. Due to the loan I took, am not able to a save a penny. School will start on 25 of May of next year, God willing.
If I achieve the target I will go to school and study the program to be able to help my community to have a sound and clear mind to come and seek medical care and will try to make the care free for everybody so they can benefit the importance of seeking medical care.