Beds for Tal’s children
Tal, 28, is struggling to raise four young children on her own. Tal gave birth to her first child at the age of 19. She was in a troubled relationship with the baby’s father, and they broke up before she realized she was pregnant. She never told the baby’s father about the pregnancy and gave birth on her own.
Tal subsequently had three more children with another partner whom she is no longer in contact with. She receives no support from either of her ex-partners. Tal’s parents are divorced; she has no contact with her father who cut her off when she gave birth to her first child. Tal’s mother tries to help out with the kids when she can.
Over the years, Tal has held down various jobs. For four years, she worked steadily as a kindergarten assistant. After the birth of her third child, however, she couldn’t afford the cost of childcare and stopped working in order to be home with her children. The family of five now subsists on a monthly government stipend.
Tal and her four children live in a tiny two-room apartment which is barely furnished. Her most urgent need right now are two pull-out beds so that her children can at least sleep through the night.