My name is Adam i am a 35 year old Yoga Instructor and Dental Technician. I am currently living in the Philippines, i came here 2 weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic hit and i have no chance of getting a job due to the lockdown measures in place here.
I have applied to countless jobs, had so many interviews over phone Skype/Zoom only to be told that i need to wait for the lockdown measures to be lifted before we can take things further. Being on a tourist visa is also a big hindrance to this process. A second wave has hit us here and we have now returned to an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) we can only leave the house 1 person at a time during certain hours of the day only for provisions and we must have a pass with name and address to do so.
I had savings when i first came to the Philippines but those savings needed to be sacrificed for food, shelter, household bills and visa extensions over these past 6 months. I had planned to use my savings to get married in April, to pay for relevant visas (which would make finding a job allot easier) and to start up a yoga business. But again these plans needed to be sacrificed for survival of this pandemic. My current visa runs out November 30 and right now i have no idea where the money will come from to buy our next meal, pay for our house hold bills and update the visa to enable me to stay here. Even if i cannot pay for the visa, i have no possible means to buy a flight back to the UK to avoid breaking the law and over staying my visa. I have tried to advertise online yoga classes and have even given countless free classes to help with promotion but now my website has been shut down due to not being able to keep up with the running costs. All in all i feel very deflated right now and i have asked for too much help from my family already, they have their own struggles and i hate to be a burden on them.
I am attempting to raise some funds for Provisions, house hold bills, my visa extension or even better to pay for our wedding and finally allow me to stay with my partner and be able to apply for jobs without fear of rejection/ complications.
So please if anyone could help a brother out of a tight spot i would be incredibly grateful. I have set up this go fund me to make donations easier for anyone wishing to help.
I am not just asking for a hand out i am wanting to work for this and give back the best that i can right now, I will be hosting some donation based Zoom yoga classes if that would interest you at all. The beauty with Zoom is that we can be interactive with each other throughout the class, i can watch you, guide you, answer questions, and ultimately guide you through your practice better than you just following along a live broadcast class.
if this does interest you please could you drop me an email at [email redacted] or add me on FB and contact me through messenger at https://www.facebook.com/adam.satchell.1/
Thank you for your time in reading this and thank you for any help that you could give.
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