Computer for Max
Tatiana, 40, moved to Israel at the age of 24. She got married and had two children. Two years ago, Tatiana suffered intense physical abuse at the hands of her husband. Afraid of being reported and arrested, he ran abroad, leaving Tatiana to raise the children alone. For a long time, he paid no support until Tatiana, with the help of social services, was finally able to sue him and get her due.
Tatiana works as a cleaner but since the arrival of Corona, she has seen a sharp decline in her income. She currently pays very low rent but knows she will have to move shortly when construction on the Tel Aviv light rail begins. She is worried about having to pay higher rent and furnish a new apartment.
Tatiana’s daughter, 22, served her full Army service and is now studying for her university entrance exam. She would like to study occupational therapy. Her intensive study schedule means that she uses the family’s computer all the time.
Max, 7, is in first grade. An adorable little boy, Max is experiencing PTSD from the violence he witnessed at home. He needs a lot of emotional support. Max also needs a computer in order to attend school remotely. Despite all of her hard work to make ends meet, Tatiana cannot currently afford to buy one. It would be a shame to see this child fall through the cracks.