My name is Nelson Coelho. I'm from Portugal, happily married and with one beautiful son,and living in Belfast since the 20th of August of this year (2016).
I was working in Germany for the last 3 years and came to Belfast with a job offer (promise) that didn't quite came through and I was left "stranded". I left a stable life and a stable job and I realized later on that it was a big mistake. I applied for several positions in my area (IT), but since I had no possibility of evolution on my last job, I never had the opportunity to evolve. Therefore, everytime I apply to some job position, my qualifications are not quite the ones that companies are looking for.
The only thing I can do, is getting more skills and try to mount my own business. But it is not easy, and for that I need funds... a lot of them.
The project will be called "A Pinguin in Belfast" and will be the starting point for a open source software based business in Belfast. Offering free software solutions to customers in Northern Ireland (starting with Belfast).
Schools, academies, small legal offices, day centers. Those are the initial "targets" to start the business with.
It is going to be hard, but I think this can be done.
That's the only alternative to survive for me and my family.
Thank you so much if you can help. Thank you so much all the same if you can't.