Washing Machine for Gila and her Daughters
Gila, 53, has five daughters and little money. Health issues keep her from holding a job, and her disability allowance is so low that she often has trouble paying rent and other expenses.
All of the girls, ages 16 – 24, live at home with her. Her oldest is herself a single mother of two; she can only work a few hours a week, around her studies, so has little to contribute to the household income.
Their second-hand washing machine recently broke beyond repair. They do not have the money to replace it, so the laundry for all eight has to be done by hand.