Beds for Ilan and Inbal’s children
Ilan, 44, and Inbal, 39, have long struggled financially. Ilan has been unable to work for years because of a combination of physical and psychological problems. Inbal was an aide to the elderly but after the birth of their fifth child less than a year ago, she did not go back to work. This was because of Corona restrictions and the need to take care of Ilan and their five children, one of whom has learning disabilities and needs extra supervision.
For a long time, the family lived in a one and a half room apartment that Ilan’s family owned and for which they paid minimal rent. When the apartment was recently sold, however, they had to find a new place to live. Having to pay full rent has taken a toll on their tight budget. The baby sleeps in a crib, although she will soon grow out of it. The other children sleep on mattresses on the floor or have beds that are broken. The oldest, at 16, is developing back pain from sleeping on a broken bed for so many years. Social services was able to find a new bed for him but could not supply beds for the other four children. Ilan and Inbal need two pull-out beds so that their children can sleep well, but they do not have the money with which to buy them.