Beds for Sara and Moshe’s children
Sara, 35, and Moshe, 38, struggle daily to make ends meet. The couple, who live an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle, have ten children, ages 1-10. Moshe worked as a teacher until he contracted Corona. The virus left him extremely weak, and he has been unable to return to work. He is currently waiting to be recognized as disabled so that he can receive a monthly disability stipend. Sara does not work as she spends her days caring for her young children and for the family’s home. Sara is a very talented seamstress and is now looking for work in the field.
Two of Sara and Moshe’s children have severe milk allergies. Their nine-year-old’s allergy is life-threatening, and he requires special food and extra attention. The couple’s one-year-old has a similar condition and needs round-the-clock supervision. The children’s medical condition has put an extra financial burden on the family. In addition to their daily expenses, the couple also has heavy debts to pay off. Currently, they are living off a monthly government stipend, along with disability payments for one of their children.
The family lives in dire conditions. The children are sleeping either on broken beds or on mattresses on the floor. If the family could get a bunk bed with a pull-out bed underneath, the children could at least get a decent night’s sleep.