The day to day struggle
Every day is a struggle, every day we have similar worries, “what bills are do we need to pay today?” “What do we need in the shopping, if we can afford it?” and most of all “How are we going to afford it today?” Constantly worrying about if we will eat today and even tomorrow and if all of the bills will be paid this week, these are constant reminders to some of us New Zealanders that every day is a struggle and every day we have the same worries.
Personally, coming from a broken home with only one parent who had to provide food, clothes and shelter for me, I know firsthand the struggles that we and many other New Zealanders face. My mother who receives the sickness benefit gets $370 per week; this is to cover the bills, doctor’s visits, rent, power and food. We rent a house that is $315 per week, so that leaves us with $55 to pay the bills and the weekly doctors visits that vary from $12 to $60 per week, this is how we struggle, this money doesn’t cover food. So in our lives every day becomes a struggle, sometimes a struggle to the point where you just don’t want to get out of bed because you know that the day is going to throw finical struggles at you.
Many New Zealanders have the same struggles.
As the prices of rent, power and all other necessities in living begin to sky rocket, New Zealander’s are left with the same amount of money to try and survive in a rapidly changing economy, some cannot work because of medical reasons, some cannot simply find a job because of past records and some cannot afford the money to study to become work ready.
Yet some politician, Business owners and other “rich” people can sit back in the flash houses, with flash cars and indulge in up market things, while some of us are sitting in our run down furniture, hoping for a miracle that one day there will be an end to this poverty, to this struggle and to this life of worry.
We are classed as little people, those who suffer financial difficulty,...