Washing Machine for Mazal
Five years ago, when Mazal and her husband split, she moved back into her parents’ house. The home was crowded and Mazal’s brother, who also lived there, showed less and less patience for her son, often resorting to verbal abuse.
This past summer, Mazal was finally able to move them out, so she and six-year old Abraham found their own small apartment. She had saved enough money to cover the rent, but they have little beyond that. Mazal is looking for work (in the past, she was a preschool aide) so that she can take care of Abraham on her own, but at the moment, she is entirely dependent on her former husband’s child support payments.
Abraham is a cheerful, confident child who has just entered first grade. Mazal would like to do right by him, but her difficult financial situation makes this harder. She has found beds for them, and hopes to come up with a table and a closet, but she needs a washing machine.