Zahara’s Story

My husband and I have been living near Prince’s Park for the last year. We’re originally from the Yemen, but lived in Germany for a little while before coming to Liverpool. We arrived last summer, back then things were looking up, we had money, we had a car and my husband had a job.

When the second lockdown started that job was gone. We had nothing and we aren’t eligible for benefits. We’re now in debt and owe our landlord thousands of pounds in rent.

It has been tough, there have been times when we were only having soup. I’m a good cook, but we just don’t have the money. During the last few weeks we experience some depression, we didn’t even have the appetite for food. We are getting support from the community centre and a church, we are so grateful. If I do find a job I’ll have income and then probably my circumstances will change.