Three-year-old Veronica lives with her mother, sister, and grandmother in a tiny apartment in Ukraine. They try their best to survive on her mother's salary and her grandmother's pension - combined only $185 a month - but it simply isn't enough. Learn how The Fellowship is now offering hope to this sweet, sickly girl.
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Six-year-old Yonatan lives with his 15-year-old brother, Shahar, and their mom, Chani, in Israel. Chani works as a clerk in a building materials company, a full-time, minimum-wage job that doesn’t cover all of her family’s needs. Despite their poor financial situation, Chani is upbeat and does everything she can to give her boys a good life.
Tanya's 12th-floor apartment can only be accessed by one of the two building elevators, both of which smell strongly of urine. This makes things difficult for Tanya, 8, who was born with severe cerebral palsy and cannot walk or speak. Tanya’s wheelchair can barely fit into the elevators.
In the face of all her challenges, single mother of five Orli relies on hard work, faith in God, and The Fellowship. “I recently turned to The Fellowship for help,” Orli said. “Working in the welfare department has given me an insight into The Fellowship’s Kupat Yedidut, or emergency fund, project and so I made a request.” Learn how The Fellowship helped restore her hope.
Masha’s entire family suffers from illnesses. Valentina, her grandmother, battles dementia and recently sprained her ankle. Her mother, Anna, is only 46 years old, but has already had two heart attacks and suffers from diabetes. If Masha was healthier, she might be able to care for her sick mother and grandmother, but 16-year-old Masha is the one in most need of care. She was born with severe cerebral palsy, and cannot talk or move independently.