She is practically alone in the whole World, in an unfinished house built by her deceased parents. This close-knit family, a mother and her four children, lives in utter poverty, God help them!
The eldest, Vladimir, is already a student! He achieved it himself. Well done. Ketevan and Georgiy (14 and 12 years old) help their mother as much as they can.
The main problem that kills the mother every day is 10-year-old Petre, who suffers from Down Syndrome.
Reporter. – Tell us, Maka, what is bothering you in the first place.
Maka: Can I list all my troubles?! But that's not the most important thing. Children... Our existence is terrible, we don't live, we exist!
Look around. All in ruins! It's like living in the open air: bitterly cold in winter and hot in summer. When it rains the roof leaks. We live in bare concrete walls.
4 years ago, after the flood in Tbilisi, the rooms that were still possible to live in were flooded. And today the five of us are in the same room.
I am 43 years old, I am a primary school teacher, and I can work in kindergarten. But I can't leave Petra alone for five minutes. And the worst thing is that there is nothing to feed the children with. And they are growing.
– What kind of assistance does the state provide you, and who exactly?
Maka: Our only income now is a 100 lari allowance from the social services Agency for two minor children:14-year-old Ketevan and 12-year-old Georgiy. 3-4 months ago I asked the City Hall to help me and they gave me 100 lari. They said there was no more money in the budget.
Reporter: Tell our readers about your pride – the children.
Maka: I have four of them, – the loving mother blossomed. My eldest son, 19-year-old Lado, is my pride. He is already a student. He is studying to be a food production technologist with government funding. Ketevan is 14 years old and Georgiy is 12 years old. They go to school.
Our biggest pain is my youngest child, 10-year-old Petre, who is seriously ill. He was born with Down's Syndrome, cleft palate, hydrocephalus, and many other severe diagnoses. He has unbearable headaches and fluid in the skull that accumulates due to hydrocephalus flows out of the ear... Now he is deaf in his left ear and needs a hearing aid.... Petre needs special shoes – he has several toes amputated due to the disease... He needs constant care and treatment. (She began to cry bitterly, and we only heard the words: "Help, help me, Lord"!)
When after the birth it became clear that the boy was not like everyone else, the doctors advised us to leave him at the hospital, saying that he would anyway die, and I still have three more to raise... I didn't even hear the rest, – Maka suddenly outraged and almost screamed. – How so!!! This is my child, my blood, nothing and no one will separate us!
You see, – She pressed him to her breast and kissed him, – He survived, learned to walk, talk, draw, and sing. My dear! I won't give him to anyone...!
– What are in your opinion the things you need in at home in the first place?
– Do you have a washing machine, TV, computers for the children?
– Name the minimum and the maximum of things and objects that you do not have enough to make you consider yourself happy?
Maka: Petre needs a hearing aid, he can barely hear in his left ear. Today, this is our main task. It is difficult for me to talk about our needs, but we will be grateful for everything, for any help... I even cannot cook food for children at home normally – there is no gas, no stove, no refrigerator... I need to pay for gas, and choosing between medicine for Petre and gas bills, I choose medicine... Lado brings food for us brings from the charitable canteen…
– Do you believe in God?
Maka: Yes, I trust the Lord in everything! And I pray a lot! There is no other way. Look at Petre...Isn't he a miracle of God!
– Does anyone from your neighbors or friends help you?
Maka: Neighbors and relatives Help as much as they can, but their own life is hard. My main assistants are my children. My eldest son, 19-year-old Lado, is my pride – he is already a student. He loves cooking and is studying to be a food production technologist. Once his father ran away from home, Lado took the burden of our existence on his shoulders and is responsible for us... But what can he do? During the day, he studies, and after lectures, he hurries back home to help me... Without him, I would not have coped and probably would have killed myself…
– And the other children – Ketevan and Georgiy?
Maka: If you could see how they take care of Petre! They help me bathe him, play with him... But they are still children and need my care... And what can I do for them?
– How did your husband leave you? Did he love you?
Maka: I don't want to say anything bad or good about my husband. I just can't understand how a father can live, knowing that his own children are starving and suffering. Are there more of them? He didn't run away from me. He ran away from difficulties. Let God judge him!
He abandoned four children who are hopeful every night,
waiting for him in a cold and damp house…
– I'd like to ask some questions to the kids. Tell me them how you are doing and what you dream about.
Petre: I love mathematics and Georgian. I also like to sing, draw and want to become a drawing teacher, – He shared his plans. Mom, can I ask the aunt to buy me a tablet...?
Reporter: Of course we will, my dear!
Ketevan: My dream is for Petre to be healthy, for my mother not to cry, and for me to have a small room for myself. I want my friends to come to visit me, to my own room, so that I would not be ashamed of my destroyed house…
Georgiy: I Dream that Petre is not ill and does not suffer... that my father returns... And that I go to a football match with him…
Reporter: – Do you like to play?
Georgiy: Yes! But I don't have a uniform, boots, or ball... Without them, the school team does not accept anyone. And now we can't buy it…
– Do you believe that strangers can be good to you?
Maka: We all walk under God...! As He decides, so it will be! Me and my children – believe!
Friends, as you can see, Khakhiashvili large family is in extreme need. They need food, medicines, domestic appliances, clothes, household equipment and furniture.
Let's support them, show mercy, give the children a chance to develop normally and have a happy childhood. You can personally visit this family and provide assistance. The children and their parents will be merely happy! Call Maka, find out about her needs, cheer her up, support her, tell her that she is not alone and that nobody will leave them alone in their trouble! It is very important.
Here is their address: Tbilisi, Zemo Vedzisi no. 101; tel.: 599 01 77 95
Dear friends, Chernovetskyi Fund initiates a charitable action: to help the Khakhiashvili family. As you know, the Fund does not stop at one-time assistance. Without children, the country and people have no future. Take care of the younger generation! Help them survive! "Write them down" as your relatives. And we are sure that the Lord himself will bless you.
And be sure to repost our publication. Let all your friends know about the grief of this family! It is very important.
God gives us the opportunity to take care of people who are not able to do it themselves. Not all people are the same. And not everyone is as kind as we are. Please, do not pass aside the sorrow of others! Unhappy people are given to us from above so that we can prove our faith to the Almighty not in words but in deeds!
Friends, there is one more request, if you know about the misfortune of a neighbor or friend, do a Charitable deed, write to us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Fund account GE15TB7194336080100003, GE42LB0115113036665000 or GE64BG0000000470458000 (purpose: Khakhiashvili family). You can also transfer money from our website.
You can as well transfer money from the terminals of OPPA, TBCpay and ExpressPay. Find our Fund in "Charity" section. (You can learn about the additional rights and obligations of the Fund by following the link https://goo.gl/GY2Gus).