Angela left Ghana in 2016 due to domestic violence against which there was no protection. She arrived in Bulgaria pregnant and sought refuge here. In 2017 Angela gave birth to Enam in Bulgaria. Ever since then Angela and Enam have been going through the asylum procedures in Bulgaria and there is no final decision on their case yet. Three times so far the court has ruled in their favour, but the Refugee Agency refuses to give them protection status and currently pursues yet another appeal before the Supreme court. In the meantime, the single mother and her child have integrated in the country. Angela works, while Enam goes to a Bulgarian kindergarten. He has Bulgarian friends and speaks Bulgarian.
For several months now, however, Enam has a nosebleed accompanied by a headache. Doctors still refer him to a variety of exams, but the diagnosis is not yet clear. In the meantime, Enam is prescribed expensive medicine that his mother has to buy (the last medical prescription cost 110.56 levs). Angela also pays rent (400 levs per month), food (approximately 350 levs per month) and Enam’s kindergarten fee (60 levs per month). Angela’s monthly salary is 800 levs, but this is only when she was not absent from work. Unfortunately, she is often called from the kindergarten that Enam is bleeding and she has to leave work and go take him from kindergarten. Angela also often needs to be absent from work as she brings Enam to doctors and medical exams. Thus as a single mother Angela finds it already impossible to make ends meet.
At FAR we provide free legal aid to Angela and Enam, but now we witness that the mother desperately needs some financial support. That is why we call on you to help Angela and Enam with a donation of any size. We know Angela for 5 years now as a responsible mother who does everything for the best of her child. Let us show her that she is not alone. Thank you!
For donation with:
Account holder:Foundation for Access to Rights
Ground for payment: Angela
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 The names have been changed due to the mother and child’s safety.