I met Mirela selling the Big Issue outside M&S in Ealing Broadway, West London. I got to know her and she has two young daughters she is looking after. She doesn't make much money selling the Big Issue and I found out that she even has to buy the copies of the Big Issue that she sells. She isn't given the magazine for free to sell. I thought I'd try to help her a little by buying her a small electric oven. She only had a microwave so couldn't even cook food and had to buy ready made food which was even more expensive. I bought her kitchen utensils to go with the oven. I also gave her some money for rent once or twice. Unfortunately I myself am unemployed at the moment. I am a mature student studying software engineering (computer programming). I cannot afford to buy her the pushchair myself so I thought that maybe a crowdfunding campaign would be worthwhile. Mirela is not simply asking for money, she goes to work everyday. It is simply that she is finding it difficult to make ends meet. Please give whatever you can. Every pound will help towards the goal.