I hope you can spare some time to read my story. I started this fundraising with the hopes that I’ll be able to buy a laptop and have funds for internet connection which I really need for online class.

I am an incoming accountancy student from the Philippines. One of the effects of this pandemic is the shift to the “new normal” and this includes the shift from traditional classes to online classes. Laptop is very essential for online classes but unfortunately I don’t have one. I really need one right now so that I can still continue my studies.

I thought that having a cellular phone and using data connection is already enough to survive college just like how I survived high school but I was wrong. Back in high school, I am just borrowing my friends’ or my classmates’ laptop when I need to use one however with the current situation I cannot do that anymore since almost everything is going to be online. Everybody is going to use their laptop simultaneously, especially for online class discussion and online exams.

My phone is not suitable for online class since it randomly stops working and it can’t handle other applications that we need to use for online class. On the other hand, I cannot use mobile data/data connection because it is very slow in our area and it has limited data capacity.

I am from a family of six and we cannot afford to buy a laptop because of its price. My father lost his job because of the quarantine and he is now having a hard time finding a new one. My mother’s income (which is just around $4 per day) is just enough for us to survive our daily life. All my younger brothers are just student like me. While, the money that I saved from being a working student last year were already been used during the quarantine.

To be honest, I am very hesitant to do this because I know that you are also having a hard time with the current situation but this is the only way I can think to raise money to buy a laptop. I don’t want this “new normal” to be a hindrance with my studies and from stoping me to finish my education. Finishing my education is the only way I can do to help my family in the future.

I would really appreciate it if you can support me with mu fundraising. Please know that even a dollar will be a great help to me. It will help me get closer to my goal and it will be a big part of my success in the future. I would also appreciate it if you can share my story to others.

I promise that your help will not be put into waste. I will not waste the chance and popularity that you will give to me. I’ll study even harder to finish my studies so that in the future I’ll be able to help those who are in need as my way of paying back all of your help.

If you have any concerns just dm me thru twitter (@ADollar4ALaptop) and I’ll be willing to entertain them.Thank you so much! Always stay healthy and be safe!

I intentionally did not include any of my personal information for some reasons and for my family’s security as well.

You can also donate with any of the following:

PayPal: [email redacted]
GCASH Philippines: 09982588747

Again, thank you very much and please always take good care of yourselves.
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