Beds for Anat and Eli’s daughters
Anat and Eli, both 39, are going through a very difficult time.
In 2013, the couple moved to Israel from South America. They lived here for two years but then had to return in order to care for Anat’s ailing mother.
In 2019, Anat and Eli returned to Israel with their two daughters for purely Zionistic reasons. They had used up all of their immigration rights so came with very few of their possessions.
Anat and Eli’s ten-year-old daughter suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. Their younger daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD. The couple spends a lot of money and a great deal of energy helping their girls.
Until the Corona crisis hit, Anat and Eli were both working full-time. During the pandemic, they were both laid off, and they fell into debt.
Eventually, Eli (who studied computer engineering when he was in university) found a job in a supermarket. Last year, the couple also opened a tattoo/permanent make-up studio in order to increase their income and try to pay off their debts.
Despite their efforts, Anat and Eli couldn’t get back on their feet. They eventually turned to social services for help and are now participating in a program that helps families living in poverty build a sound financial plan and find stable jobs.
Anat and Eli closed their business; he is now working in marketing, and she works in a program for special needs children. They are determined to build a brighter future for their daughters.
In the meantime, the girls are sleeping on broken beds. New, sturdy beds would certainly go a long way towards improving their quality of life.