Air conditioner for Dana and Rafi
Dana, 38, and Rafi, 52, are doing their very best to raise their five daughters (ages 4-17) with dignity.
Both Dana and Rafi are recovered drug addicts; Dana has been clean for 15+ years and Rafi, for 5. They are determined to pick up the pieces of their life and are in regular contact with their social worker from Social Services.
Over the years, Dana has been the family’s breadwinner. She had a full-time job in a supermarket but was recently fired when she refused to take on night shifts. She is actively looking for a new job and, in the meantime, receives a monthly unemployment stipend.
Rafi has been unemployed for years and has heavy debts to repay. He is now working hard to organize a repayment plan and hopes to find a job in order to help support his family.
Dana, Rafi and their five children live in a three-bedroom, government-subsidized apartment. They live very frugally and make the most of what they have.
At the moment, their most desperate need is an air-conditioner for one of the girls’ bedrooms. The room has no air circulation, and the girls cannot sleep comfortably. A new unit would certainly help improve their quality of life.