Tuition for Shlomit
Shlomit and Reuven were both born in Ethiopia. They arrived in Israel separately, met, married and had two children (2.5, 6.5). For nine years, Shlomit worked at a factory and two years ago, she began a job in informal education. Reuven works in quality control.
The couple’s six-and-a-half year old daughter was injured in an accident last year and required leg surgery. Since then, she has needed quite a bit of follow-up care and attention. Needless to say, this crisis added to the family’s financial stress. They have outstanding loans to pay off as well.
When the Corona crisis hit, Shlomit was put on unpaid leave, and the family’s situation only became more difficult.
Shlomit and Reuven have been participating in a program aimed at helping impoverished families make a change in their circumstances. Shlomit desperately wants to expand her career opportunities and complete a degree in informal education. Unfortunately, with all of the couple’s expenses, they cannot afford the full tuition. Without a degree, Shlomit has little chance of making a significant change. She deserves this opportunity.