Ana is a 92-year-old woman from Belarus living alone in Israel. She participates in The Fellowship’s With Dignity and Fellowship project, which provides impoverished elderly assistance with food, medicine, and companionship. Ana also receives monthly deliveries from The Fellowship’s virtual supermarket, which offers elderly who are strong enough to cook but too weak to go shopping an opportunity to order food for free.
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No matter how much 14-year-old Darya tries to bundle herself up, she is always cold. She suffers from hypothyroidism, which can be easily managed with a balanced diet and medication. But her family cannot afford the medication, and when left untreated, the disorder is difficult to live with. Learn how The Fellowship responded to her needs.
Imagine trying to survive on only $48 a month – around $1.50 a day. It sounds impossible. Yet each month that is exactly what Yuriy, an elderly resident of Kiev, must do. After spending his whole adult life working on construction sites, Yuriy unfortunately has little to show for it. His pension is unbelievably small, and because much of his working life overlapped with Soviet times, he never had savings or any type of personal retirement plan.
The world in which 9-year-old Nastya lives is full of challenges. Her tiny apartment, just one small room and a kitchen, is in an old Soviet apartment complex in a dangerous part of Kiev, Ukraine. Many of her neighbors are criminals and virulent anti-Semites. The walls of her building are covered with nationalist and neo-Nazi graffiti.
Seven-year-old Margarita lives in a tiny apartment in a large Soviet-style apartment block in central Kiev, Ukraine. All Margarita can see outside her window is a mall and a busy intersection, basically many feet of concrete and cars. Inside, things are not much better. The wallpaper is so old and faded it has totally lost all its color.