Tuition for Chaya
Chaya, 25, is starting her last year of studies to be an accountant. She already has a job lined up for after she graduates. She will be working for the accounting firm where she interned after her second year of school; they were so impressed with her abilities that they are holding a position for her.
Chaya paid her first three years of tuition by using her savings, her earnings from working in a restaurant and from scholarships that she received in return for volunteer work. During Corona, however, Chaya was laid off. She is waiting to return to the restaurant but, in the meantime, she has no money coming in.
Chaya knows that she cannot turn to her parents for help. They would love to give it to her, but they do not have the funds. Her father earns minimum wage, and her mother is an independent hairdresser. Not long before Corona, her parents took out a loan to enhance her mother’s business but with the economic slowdown, they have not been able to pay it back. They are trying to do so, but there is certainly nothing extra for Chaya’s education.
Chaya has a partial scholarship lined up, but there is still a gap that she cannot cover. Chaya needs help if she is to complete her degree and move forward with her life.