Washing machine for Yochi
Yochi, 27, is going through a very difficult time.
She and her husband, Rafi, got married three years ago. They had two children, now ages 1.5 and 6 months. Both Yochi and Rafi worked outside of the home.
Last year, Rafi was arrested and had to serve prison time. When he was released, he was put under house arrest, and Yochi had to quit her job to be home with him. They survived on a monthly government stipend but quickly fell into debt.
The strain on their finances and on their marriage proved too much for Yochi, and the couple separated six months ago. They are now in the midst of divorce proceedings.
Until Yochi receives her final divorce papers, she is not eligible for her own government stipend. In essence, she currently has no source of income.
As Yochi tries to rebuild her life, she needs some help. Her most desperate need right now is a new washing machine. Her old machine is broken beyond repair, and she cannot afford to replace it. Needless to say, with two babies at home, a washing machine is a vital necessity.