Helping an activist who had to endure repression for the first time at the age of 17

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I am a young activist who has been involved in Belarus creating BCB flags, badges, stickers, and stencils for graffiti in the form of Pogoń. Because of my activities and civic position, political pressure began to be exerted on me. I was 17 years old at the time. I was summoned to the ROVD many times for interrogations, taken straight from school lessons. They seized my laptop, which had a ruined touchpad and hard drive.

In May I was in a sanatorium, where two policemen came for me and asked my neighbor about my whereabouts. I decided to leave for Georgia that same day. I had some savings. My mother is also an activist, and at that time she had already been in Georgia for three months.

At first, roughly speaking, I had to survive to pay for not the best housing and buy groceries. When I was 18 I got a humanitarian visa and moved to Poland, where I am now. I work, but the money is not enough to live on. Sometimes I even have to take money from my safety cushion. 
Also, because of the lack of technology, I can not do my official work — graphic design and programming. I would be very grateful to anyone who can help me while I'm adapting.

How much is needed?

1,030 € — to buy food and personal hygiene products; to pay for travel, train and bus tickets; to top up my mobile account; to pay for housing and utilities; internet; janitorial and garbage collection services.

The collection is over. Сollected:
€ 194
The collection is over. Сollected: € 194