hope you are having a great day so far. My name is Jessa Nikki Y. Matillano, 19
years of age. I am currently a freshman, taking up Bachelor of Science in
Biology at West Visayas State University. Upon knowing that I got accepted to
this university, my mother was so relieved. This tuition-free university is my
dream saver for we can't afford college tuition fee with our current financial
status. However, due to the new online learning, I will need a new phone to
cope up with my studies.
We used to live in one of the provinces of Batangas and had a stable income back then. I went to a private school during High School. I am a consistent honor student from grade seven until grade twelve. I am among the active participants during school events. I performed and competed at many competitions in various places together with my choir mates. I also took part in an original musical play. I was appointed as president in two different clubs of our school, naming The Questors and Brain Bytes Society . However, my parents decided to go back to their hometown for they are already aging. Our family had to leave their jobs and start over from scraps to start a new life here in the province of Iloilo.
All my parents' savings depleted after several failures in starting a new business due to unforeseen circumstances. However, we managed to own a small sari-sari store in Barotac Nuevo Public Market after mortgaging most of our valuables, loaning to the bank and to several relatives. I helped in our store during summer break amidst the pandemic and I witnessed how hard it is for my parents to run it without helpers. We cannot afford to hire one because our earnings barely even suffice our daily needs.
Now that classes started to operate, my parents hired helpers so I can focus on my studies. My mom works hard and supports me in any way that she can but she does not pressure me in my studies. That is why I do my best too make them proud and repay all their sacrifices. I am struggling with this new normal due to insufficient resources. Moreover, my only phone (bought from a pawnshop for a very low price because it is a second-hand phone) broke. We don't have any more means of buying another one. I really need a new phone as soon as possible to comply with my requirements and catch up with our lessons.
I know that money can be so tight, but I am humbly asking for any amount of donation to my campaign. Your generous act would help me reach my goal. You will be helping a future Biologist finish her studies.