Stove for Maya
Maya, 45, has never had it easy, but Corona has further complicated her life. Maya is divorced and has two sons, ages 18 and 21. The family has been recognized by social services for many years due to financial hardships and health difficulties.
Maya is physically disabled and cannot work. She supports her family on her government disability stipend.
Guy, 21, suffers from emotional and physical disabilities. He does, however, work full time at a supermarket and helps his mother pay some of the bills.
Ehud,18, is under the care of social services. He was sexually assaulted by his brother as a young boy and suffers from severe emotional issues. Ehud is currently studying towards becoming an electrician. His hope is to eventually be able to contribute to the family income. For the time being, he cannot work since his studies take up all of his time.
All three members of the family suffer from obesity. They are at high-risk for Corona and, except for Guy who works outside the house, they rarely venture out.
Ehud recently told his social worker that the family’s oven and cooktop don’t work. Since the family rarely goes out, the ability to prepare food at home is vital to their well-being. Unfortunately, given their current financial situation, they cannot afford a new stove.