Refrigerator for Valerie
Valerie, 32, is doing her best to raise her two young children, ages 2 and 8, on her own. Neither of her children’s fathers are in touch with her and neither pay child support.
Valerie immigrated to Israel from Russia at the age of 10 with her mother and two sisters. Soon after arriving, Valerie and her sisters were put in foster care.Valerie was sexually abused by her foster father, a trauma that she carries with her until this day.
Valerie works as an aide to the elderly. Her and her children live in a small, cramped apartment with the barest of furnishings.
At the moment, Valerie’s most desperate need is a new refrigerator. Her old one is broken beyond repair, and she cannot afford to replace it.