Laptop for Katya’s Children
Katya, 38, raises her four daughters on her own, since her divorce several years ago. Her ex-husband does not pay child support and is not in touch with the family.
Katya works as an aide to the elderly, but does not earn enough to make ends meet. All four girls have learning delays, and the eldest, 19, also suffers from an eating disorder. They live in a small, public housing unit, which Katya keeps clean and orderly, making it as pleasant as she can.
The girls’ schools require them to use a computer for homework and assignments but Katya does not have the money to buy one. With all their difficulties, she feels that a computer would help the girls progress in their learning and get ahead.