No, the pictures above aren't of an abandoned house, they're pictures taken inside the apartment in which Chefi and Aisha live in. Chefi, a muslim single father and widower since December 2016 (more information here
), rented this place for 450€ a month since it was the cheapest deal he could get. Now that depression and anxiety hold him back from working, the house owner has given him until June to move out, as he's absolutely unable to pay rent.
The problem is, Aisha, Chefi's three-month-old baby, is currently under treatment for her acute asthma, getting better with the help of an oxygen tank that we were able to afford thanks to an anonymous donator, back in the day.
But, what's the point of giving her oxygen therapy once or twice a day, if overnight she's breathing an air that's just making her breathing issues worse?
This house was nothing but a hazard in the first place. The bathroom, kitchen, living room, even the bedroom that Chefi and his babygirl share is full of humidity patches caused by leaks in the homes of fellow neighbourhood members. As expected, said humidity also attracted bugs, such as spiders and cockroaches, huge threats to such a small baby. The house owner, when called out, says he can't do anything due to being unable to pay workers.
After getting fed up and doing a deep research, we've found an apartment in which both of them could live, safe and sound. It's a small apartment that gets lots of sunlight, is next a hospital, a daycare center, a school, a few supermarkets, a bank and even a police station: things that Chefi's neighbourhood didn't have at all. Everytime the baby had an asthma attack, he had to rush her to the hospital, which was 30 minutes away. Now, this is their chance to move out and live a better life.
The apartment in question (you can see it here
) is cheap indeed, but way out of our budget. The only money we have at the moment is basically what's left of my scholarship after purchasing Aisha's medicines for months (they're not covered by healthcare as she's not a Spanish citizen yet, so her inhalers can be over 150€), Chefi's anti-depressants, groceries, baby formula, diapers, winter clothes and such supplies.
I can't do this alone anymore. Please help us raise our goal before they either get kicked out of their apartment or killed by its heartbreaking condition.
Chefi, Aisha & Eloisa.