Avraham is six years old and lives with his mother, grandmother, and five-year-old cousin. Avraham's mother and grandmother arrived in Israel from Ethiopia ten years ago. Three years ago they took in Avraham's cousin, since her parents are no longer able to care for her.
Though they are very poor and live in a run-down two-room apartment, they keep themselves happy by focusing on the positive things in life. Every day they thank God for their good health and the blessing of living in Israel.
Still, their life is a struggle. Avraham's mother wakes up at 5:00 a.m. to take two buses to her job as a cleaning lady, works an eight-hour shift, and then returns home at 6:30 p.m. Though her children get out of school at 1:30 p.m., she cannot afford a babysitter. If not for the Fellowship House in their neighborhood funded by The Fellowship's Guardians of Israel program, Avraham and his cousin would be home alone with their elderly grandmother, who is frail and unable to care for them, from the time their school lets out until bedtime.
The Fellowship House is a godsend for this family. Every day after school, Avraham and his cousin go there and eat, learn computer skills, play developmental games, take field trips, and receive loving guidance. Being at the Fellowship House is the highlight of their day, and knowing they are being well cared for gives Avraham's mother the peace of mind she needs in order to work the long hours to support her family.
Avraham wants to tell everyone associated with The Fellowship that "the Fellowship House is the best thing that ever happened to me. I have after-school activities like all of the other kids in my class. I love being here. Thank you for giving me my second home."
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