Computer for Lara
Sometimes an individual just needs a helping hand in order to move forward. Lara, 46, is one of those people.
Ten years ago, Lara’s partner, the father of her 20-year-old twins, took their children and left the country. Four years ago, the teenagers came back to Israel and now live with Lara. One of them is currently serving in the army.
Subsequently, Lara had a second set of twins with another partner; today, they are 4 1/2-years-old. Two years ago, Lara left their father and moved into her own apartment.
Lara works as an aide to the elderly. She has heavy debts to repay and supports herself and her children on her small income and a monthly government stipend.
A year and a half ago, Lara joined a social services program that helps families break their cycle of poverty. She is getting help in discovering her rights, looking for more profitable work and building a sound financial plan. Lara is determined to stand on her own two feet and build a stable future for her children.
Currently, Lara does not own a computer. There is no question that a computer would allow her to develop skills, look for work and function more efficiently. Her children would also benefit from it.
Needless to say, Lara cannot afford the cost of a computer; there is no doubt, however, that access to one would open up new horizons for her.