Computer for Ela and Moshe’s family
Ela and Moshe don’t have an easy life. Neither of them work, and they are raising four young children, ages 8-1. Moshe is a diagnosed schizophrenic. His condition makes it impossible for him to hold down a job. To make matters worse, the side effects from his medications are debilitating. He often finds it difficult to complete the simplest day-to-day tasks, and the burden of raising the children and running the household falls solely on Ela.
Ela immigrated to Israel 10 years ago from Russia. She had a law degree but never completed the coursework necessary to transfer her degree. At the moment, she doesn’t have the time, energy or money to continue her studies. Currently, the family survives on a small government insurance stipend and on Moshe’s disability payments.
Ela and Moshe have never been able to afford a computer. This would have been a luxury item at one time, but with the advent of Corona, it has become a necessity. The couple’s third grader cannot learn online without one.They have another child going into first grade who will need access to a computer next year as well. In addition, if Ela has the opportunity to complete her degree here, she will also need a computer. Finally, a computer would serve as a positive distraction for the children during the long afternoon hours.
Ela and Moshe want to do what’s best for their children, but clearly a computer is beyond the realm of what they can afford.