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My Angel
A soul
For always staying nights to keep me safe
I owe my neighbour Michael, I want to repay his generosity
Gratitude
Gifts of Living experience
Various - mortgage, credit cards, mother, small bills
Forgiveness for myself
Thanks
 

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OWED BY amy stevenson

Alone and broken, I stood struggling to accept the reality that I’d been robbed of essentially everything I needed for the connection to Lima. The embassy was closed until Monday; It was Friday evening- bad timing.  Penniless, credit card-less and passportless in Madrid at Christmas time- I couldn’t even buy the comfort a hotel might bring. I wanted desperately to return home to the familiar; Instead I was trapped in some kind of merciless limbo. From hero to zero; I was at rock bottom when you found me. It felt like daggers in my chest, no solutions. All dead ends. A stranger or an angel; you opened up your home to me and encouraged me to  go onwards with my journey. A disaster turned into a blessing and I learned true gratitude- and for that, I’m forever indebted to you.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN058

To Michael Jackson who healed the world without wanting anything in return. A true fan (and possible wife)

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DEBT NUMBER MAN037

My mum always used to sleep on an uncomfortable bed when I was in hospital recovering from operations.

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica038
NATURE OF DEBT Other, Social

He gave me a car. I will make sure he really hears my thankyou. And I'll enjoy cooking him a nice meal

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DEBT NUMBER MAN055
NATURE OF DEBT Other, Social

To everyone who sacrificed their lives for our future. X

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NATURE OF DEBT Other, Social

Every one of us, as unique and intact members of humanity, enters this world, owing nothing to anyone. It is only then, from that very first moment of human life, that the world we have constructed historically, decides any one of us can be a debtor. Just as each and every one of our lives was a gift, we can only honour that gift, by giving to others. We are nothing of ourselves; only hen we share the significant gifts of our living experience, do we then become truly rich, together, everyone of us, bar none

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DEBT NUMBER 360232951667
NATURE OF DEBT Financial
OWED TO RBS, mortgage company, mother
OWED BY Fritha

I have never been an organised or wealthy person and am in somewhat of a vicious cycle of feeling panicy about paperwork but needing to sort it out. I tend to just throw myself into work which sorts out the debt as I freelance. I need to overcome phobias and be responsible and calm about it. My grandmother used to give me huge sums of money at an early age which I used to spend immediately and hide from my parents as they would take it away from me. I have always felt out of control about money. I was never taught to manage it and have always veered between being wealthy and poor. I have a plan.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN066
NATURE OF DEBT Financial

For hurting people with my selfish actions

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DEBT NUMBER MAN020
NATURE OF DEBT Financial

For Jake Wood + Allan Robertson

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