Toya from Chicago, IL

Brought my brother + sister from Bhutan; need computer to thrive here

I need computer for my job search and to help my brother and sister in school. This includes a laptop, antivirus software, and Microsoft Office.


Update from the Benevolent Team Mar 27, 2013

Ryan's let us know that Toya received his computer and is very appreciative of the assistance!

Found a better deal 8/1/2012 Aug 1, 2012

We found a better deal on a computer and software for Toya that reduces the price from $620 to $475!

-Benevolent Team


Meeting this need will help me because my brothers and sisters can have good grades. I can get job and help my family. Meeting this need will help me achieve future goals because I can be better adapted to city life. My brothers and sisters will have good learning environment; they will have enough resources for their effective learning. 

My current situation is that my brothers and sisters cannot type their homework without computer. We need computer to look for jobs, and apply online. In a city like Chicago, it is difficult to get directions without a computer. Unless we have computer, we cannot keep in touch with friends, be updated of current happenings across the globe.

I live with my parents and siblings. My parents are illiterate and siblings go to school.
I went to school in Nepal. I've worked at jobs including as a buss boy. I volunteered helping kids do their homework. I think of myself mostly as a hard working person. However, without having mastered basic skills needed to navigate city life, I cannot imagine living a successful life. If I could have a computer, my dream will be hopefully fulfilled. I'm most proud of rebuilding my life in my new home. I am highly indebted to the potential donors whom have dared to serve humanity.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Toya fund this need.

$476of $475

Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Ryan from Heartland Alliance

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Validated by Ryan from Heartland Alliance (What does this mean?)

I have known him - Toya- for 6 months. I am his Case Manager at a refugee resettlement agency. We are helping him build a life here in the United States. 


I think meeting this need is important because a computer in this day is a basic need especially when younger family members are attending school. Toya and his family are new to the United States and in order to start their life in the proper way internet access and computer use are a necessity.
This will move the recipient's life forward by allowing them to search the internet and do schoolwork at home. Also helpful for job searching and obtaining directions by bus.


Toya and his family are hard working and honest people. In order to have successful resettlement here they need the tools necessary to be successful.

About Ryan

I am a Resettlement Case Manager and I have been in this position for 5 years. I joined the team in 2007. I help individuals find housing and connect them with resources in the first 90 days of their time in the United States. I love working with a diverse group of people and learning about… Read more