Struggling through the pandemic

My household is made up of my four children ages 11,8,4 and 7 month old along with my husband and I. I stay home to take care of the kids while my he works. My husband works in landscaping, but his hours have been shortened more and more due to the pandemic. This has left us unable to catch up or pay rent. He has been trying to find work and was able to work twenty three days but his boss did not pay him for the work he did so now we are six months behind in rent. This situation has also caused me to rely on the assistance of friends to help pay bills like my phone bill.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: July 9, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: 31-40
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Having enough food, Health of the community, and Paying the bills

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Focus on the here and now
  • Who my story is about: My friends and family
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: Fear