Beds for Noa and Barak’s children
Noa and Barak’s story is quite sad. Barak, 36, is a recovering addict. He spent several stints in prison and is currently under psychiatric care. He cannot hold down a steady job. Barak’s situation leaves Noa, 31, alone to take care of their four young children (ages 2-10) and support the family. She works as a secretary at the local health fund. The family lives off of Noa’s income and a monthly government stipend. Needless to say, they struggle to make ends meet.
Recently, Noa and Barak had to leave their apartment because of late rent payments. They left in great haste and didn’t take most of their furniture with them. Their move was complicated by the fact that they couldn’t afford movers which limited what they could take.
At the moment, three of Noa and Barak’s children are sleeping on mattresses on the floor, as their parents cannot afford to buy them beds. No children deserve to grow up this way.