Computer for Miri
Rinat’s life has been tragic. Her father died when she was only four years old, and she was raised in an abusive home. At the age of 12, she was sent to boarding school and floated between educational institutions for the next few years. When she was 15, Rinat met her first partner and, at 16, gave birth to her first child. Soon after, Rinat’s husband began using drugs and became violent; she divorced him.
At the age of 20, Rinat married her second husband and together, they had six children. Unfortunately, history repeated itself, and her husband began doing drugs and became abusive. After serving a few months of jail time, he was released and subsequently set Rinat’s house on fire. He was sent back to prison, and the six children were sent to foster families.
Rinat is now living with a new partner, with whom she has two young children. She has begun experiencing severe panic attacks and cannot hold down a job. Her partner is unemployed as well.
Social services is helping the couple in whatever way they can. They have also provided Rinat with a financial mentor who is helping her set up a stable financial plan. Rinat is determined to turn her life around.
In the meantime, Rinat’s daughter, Miri, has started first grade. Many of her assignments require a computer, an expense Rinat cannot afford. Without a computer, Miri is in danger of falling far behind her peers. That would be tragic for this innocent little girl.