“I was totally helpless.” That’s how Belissa remembers feeling as she watched her children fall asleep hungry. She couldn’t feed them the meals they needed. Her husband, Balen, didn’t have a job, and Belissa couldn’t find one that paid enough to provide for her family. There was nothing she could do but weep.
The Desperate Search for a Job
After Balen stopped working as a driver, both he and Belissa searched for other ways to provide for their family. But every inquiry for employment or potential avenue to earn money came up empty. Their funds continued to shrink, little by little, day after day. They even had to refrain from sending their children to school; there was no way they could afford the expenses.
No matter how hard or long they searched, the family did not find a solution for their financial woes. Belissa began to despair.
“I never thought that one day I would overcome my financial crisis,” Belissa later recalled. “I tried my best to do some job nearby … but I did not find a job which was suitable for me.”
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