Creation of Evestown

JKG320
Posted November 2, 2020

Hello, My name is Jak Gach. I'm an 18-year-old African woman from Nebraska and I'm posting this today because I would like to give you information about a project I am working on. I found this website while looking for funding and grants. I was hoping to reach the right people, maybe gain opportunities for donations and funds, so far I've had no luck. I'm hoping to fund a community for women and children escaping poverty and abuse. I often see shelters that allow one night stays and foster homes that remove children from loving but struggling mothers. I'm hoping to create a community that allows these poor families to stay together in a home for as long as needed until the head of the house gets back on their feet and reenters the workforce. This is a plan that is years in the making and inspired by my own struggles as a poor and abused kid. My parents are refugees from South Sudan. My mother came here when she was 20 with my oldest sister. Then she had my second oldest sister and after she had me. My dad, he came a few years before her and was a poor taxi driver down south. They got together and it was a match made in the 7th circle of hell. My father was an alcoholic who hated working and leached off my mother's money. He's always had an inferiority complex that expressed its self through cars, watches, clothes, and expensive home decorations. None of which we could actually afford. We were always living with the threat of eviction looming over our heads. We would go to sleep hungry every night, go months without our light or gas on because he refused to pay, miss days of school because we were covered in bruises, or had no clean clothes. It was a hard existence living under my father's reign of terror. I want to help women who are experiencing similar struggles. It's hard to escape poverty and abuse. I want to take some of the burdens off their shoulders. 

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Andrace
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Hi JKG320,
A warm welcome to World Pulse, your new family.....Yaaaaayyyyyyy! Congratulations on your first post too. So sorry for all you had to go through while growing up. Unpleasant memories indeed. However, you are super strong. We all should be to create the change we desire to see in the world, isn't it? Thank you for your passion of wanting to put smiles on the faces of the less-priviledged. Together, we can make the world a better place.:)

Super cool that you are raising your voice on World Pulse, a great place to be seen, felt and heard. You may need to begin from within, by starting off with whatever resources you can create yourself. Help would definitely come when you start off your start-up. There is a resources page on World Pulse which you may wish to visit often:
https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/resources

Keep writing and shining!

Love and hugs,
E. J.

JKG320
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

I'm excited to join and network with other brave and amazing women. I discovered this site today and I can already see myself staying forever. I am still healing from my childhood, but the adversity has pushed me to be very altruistic and determined. I want to change lives for the better and prevent other women and children from living as I did. We will definitely make the world a better place, thank you for the encouragement. I appreciate you linking the resource page, I had no idea it existed. Have an amazing day and continue to make change <3

Andrace
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Thanks and you, too Sis! You're most welcome here. :)

Hugs and love,
E. J.

J Brenda Lanyero
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 03, 2020

Hello JKG320.
Welcome to world pulse, a place you can talk without looking over your shoulder because someone will come and shut you up.
Thank you for sharing your story. It shows how strong and brave you and that shows you are one step to healing. Am glad you want to make a difference so that history does not repeat itself in your area. Just start and the help will find you on the way.

Sending you sisterhood love and hugs.

Nini Mappo
Nov 05, 2020
Nov 05, 2020

Hello Jak,
Welcome to World Pulse. I am sorry that the peace promised away from the war zone in SS never came, and your home was a war zone in a way. I'm sad that your family suffered so much in your new country. Good on you for not letting it hold you down or turn you into a victim.
Your vision is great for an 18 year old, to look outside and see the community needs and consider what she may do to change the story. I hope that besides your initiative, you will access many community leadership opportunities because you can make a great impact.
Keep dreaming big and shining your light out of the fog!
Sending you hugs and sparkles :)

UCHE LIN
Nov 05, 2020
Nov 05, 2020

Hey Jack! So sad you had a bitter and horrible experience while growing up. So happy that you hold no barrels! @18 you want create a positive impact to those having similar issues with your initiative. Way to go dear! You have a positive mind set towards actualizing your goal. There must light at the end of the tunnel. Keep up the good work and welcome the World pulse!
Uche Lin.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20, 2020

Hello, Jak,

Welcome to World Pulse! We're happy that you found our growing community.

Unfortunately, World Pulse is not a funding organization, but this global community of women will be here to listen to you and encourage you in your journey. We do hope you can find access to grants. As E.J. said, you can try searching for "OFFERs" at our Resources Page. There might be opportunities there that can much your need.

Please continue sharing your stories. Welcome again to our sisterhood! You are no longer alone.