90 Day Fiance stars Steven Frend and Olga Koshimbetova are seeking the public’s help to pay bills and child expenses. The couple previously started a GoFundMe fundraiser, which drew mixed reactions online.
90 Day Fiance: Steven Frend & Olga Koshimbetova Ask Help From The Public
Earlier this week, Olga Koshimbetova and Steven Frend launched a GoFundMe fundraiser. The 90 Day Fiance star utilized the crowdfunding platform in hopes of getting financial assistance for his small family.
The 21-year-old from Maryland stated in his GoFundMe page that he’s doing his best to provide for Olga and their son Richie, even if it means asking help from fans and the public. Steven reiterates that raising a family of three at his age is not an easy task, which is true considering his current situation.
The 90 Day Fiance star admits that he feels “very nervous on how things will play out,” but his faith in God will not falter. He also reveals that he feels “ashamed” on launching a GoFundMe campaign, but was left with no choice but do it for the sake of his family.
Steven Faces Backlash Over GoFundMe Campaign
While it’s true that Steven Frend’s GoFundMe fundraiser was intended for a good cause, some people are against it. Shortly after launching his campaign, the 90 Day Fiance star faced criticism and negative comments online.
However, Steven quickly defends his decision to start the fundraiser. The reality star points out several factors as to why he resorted to crowdfunding, including the cost of living in Maryland, monthly bills to pay, child expenses, and student loans.
Steven also reiterates that at this point, working at $16 an hour isn’t enough to support his family’s needs. He adds that he can work longer hours but he still wants to spend time with Olga and Richie.
“No matter how much money you make in life, you’ll regret all the time you didn’t spend with you family because you were to busy focusing on paper.”
The new father wrote. “I’m only 20, I’m trying my best but I still need to be there for my family.”
90 Day Fiance: Steven Compares GoFundMe To 90 Day Fiance Stars’ Cameo Gigs
Steven Frend also fires back at all the haters who criticized his decision of asking help from strangers. The 90 Day Fiance cast member bluntly compares his GoFundMe campaign to his co-stars’ Cameo gigs.
According to Steven, his fundraiser is no different from other cast members who do cameos in exchange for money. He openly admits that he and Olga need help, asking people to be more reasonable with their judgment.
Steven And Olga’s GoFundMe For Baby Richie Doing Well
Amid all the hate and negative comments, Steven Frend and Olga Koshimbetova’s GoFundMe for their new baby Richie is doing quite well. The 90 Day Fiance stars set the campaign’s goal to $15,000 and in just four days, they managed to gather over $4000 in donations.
The couple’s fundraiser is one of the trending campaigns in the platform too, so it is likely to reach its target soon. Steven also thanked those who donated and promised them that the money will be put to good use.
90 Day Fiance: Steven Says He’ll Save Money In Separate Bank Account
In his GoFundMe page, Steven Frend promises those who donated that the proceeds will not be put to waste. The 90 Day Fiance star assures everyone that they are “donating for a good cause.”
Steven revealed plans to open a second bank account where he will deposit all the donations for their baby. The reality star says he will utilize the money for Richie’s future. He added that they will not spend even a dollar for personal use.
As their way of showing appreciation, Steven offers donors a personalized video from him and Olga.
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