Hi, my name is Caroline.
I am the Sole Business owner/trader of Massage By Caroline.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Australian Prime Minister announcing to close my business, I have no income coming in at all.
My biggest fear is not being able to pay my rent and becoming homeless for the 2nd time, once was enough back in 2011 with my children.
As most of my clients already know, last year (2019) was already a crap year with cancer cut out of my nose (in May & June) with a full depth skin graft on the left hand side of the nose. Then December I had to have a radical hysterectomy and have time off to recover from the surgery. I was back to work earlier than the doctors would have liked, but Massage Therapy is my only income, and I didn't have any assistance back then from Centrelink either.
All my savings that I had put aside was put towards the many medical costs and the time off work instead. All savings have now gone.
While I understand that everyone is going through hard times right now, all I am asking if anyone can spare a few dollars to help just keep a roof over my head, I would greatly appreciate it. It will be going solely to rent, food, bills.
I am trying my best to get onto Centrelink, the system keeps crashing so far, and there are many hoops to jump through being a Sole Trader, and of course a waiting period - which I am already out of funds for anything.
Any help, I am truly grateful.