Computer for Avi
Avi, 25, is an impressive young man. Avi grew up with nine siblings in an ultra-Orthodox home. The family’s financial situation is rather dire; his father learns in a yeshiva and his mother is a substitute kindergarten teacher.
From a very young age, Avi didn’t connect to his parents religious lifestyle. His parents were quite strict, there were many household rules and the atmosphere at home was very tense. Avi began cutting school and hanging out with a dangerous crowd.
By the age of 13, Avi had left home and was living on the streets. He worked odd jobs in order to support himself. Eventually, he started using drugs, got involved in criminal activities and accrued massive debts. He was truly lost.
Three years ago, after being placed under house arrest and while performing community service, Avi decided that it was time to take his life in hand. He began a complete turn-around.
Avi started working long hours in order to pay off his many debts. He also put his mind to finishing his high school matriculation exams in order to continue studying and learn a trade.
A month ago, Avi began a course towards earning his high school degree. He is also working at a lighting store and tries to take on other odd jobs as well. He is highly motivated to build himself a stable life and a brighter future.
In order to continue studying, Avi desperately needs a computer. While he currently cannot afford this expense, there is no question that he deserves every chance to pursue and fulfill his dreams.