Help me out of debilitating Student debt
Hello. I am here today to ask for your help with my student debt.
Currently, the debt is just under 300,000 SEK, which comes out to about £24,000 which will be the goal of this GoFundMe.
I am setting some smaller goals along the way:
1. Pay off the first instalment of backpay: £435
2. Pay off the entire backpay from 2020: £870
3. Pay off this year’s amount: £1750
4. Pay off £100 / week this year: £5200. I’ll aim to get £400 / month to this GFM, including outside donations and support.
5. Pay it all off: £24,000
It’s incredibly difficult for me to ask for help. It’s difficult for me to feel like I deserve it, but I just can’t do this on my own right now. If 300 people could support me with the equivalent of 1,000 Swedish crowns, or 240 people could donate around £100, I would be able to pay this debt off. I don’t expect to raise the entire amount, especially in one go, but anything raised will go towards this debt. Anything helps.
I need this space to breathe so that I can work towards generating more of an income in the future, and when I have that income, I will pay it forward to those in need, just as I am now.
So why do I need help?
Due to multiple chronic pain conditions, and hypothyroidism that went undiagnosed for three years, as well as recently diagnosed ADHD, I have been unable to work for some years now. In Sweden I was studying as a means to stay alive, because working full time wasn’t a viable option for me. Studying in Sweden doesn’t come with tuition so I was using the student loan as a way to buy myself time.
Since moving to the UK, I have still been unable to work a steady job. My only income is from an app I work with, and it is not nearly enough to live on, without even considering my student debt. I have had a lot of trouble trying to prove this to the Swedish government. I fought this through legal channels for a year, but it’s gotten to the point where I don’t have the energy to continue. I have sent out another attempt to get them to reduce the amount this year, but I’m expecting rejection since that’s what I’ve experienced thus far.
There are some positive things on the horizon though:
Since my recent ADHD diagnosis, and now being on medication for it, I now have much better executive functioning, and I have hope that continued treatment for that and as well as my physical issues will allow me to work more and begin to earn money in the future, but right now, I need help. I also have a new pair of glasses coming, which have colored lenses to help with color correction so continuing to edit texts and working with texts will be easier.
Thank you for reading.
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Alternative ways to send money can be found here, and will be added as outside donations.
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