One-year-old Khanuma, 2-year-old Ekaterina and 4-year-old Alik still do not understand that there is not enough food for everyone, they do not understand that the older children - 6-year-old Maya, 7-year-old Mariam and 8-year-old Giorgi - share their portion with them and endure hunger. They don't pay attention if their tummy growls.
Nelly: I distract them from our problems. We dance to keep warm and we sing to forget about hunger! And when they gather around me like chicks and say that they want "yum-yum", I want to die! Did these angels come to earth for such suffering?!
- Nelly, have you always lived so poorly?
Nelly: My husband and I have never been rich. We are both from poor families with many children. I have five brothers and sisters, same as my husban. When we met, we had so much in common that we didn't think long and decided to start a family.
- Where did you meet?
Nelly: We both worked in the city cleaning service, and there we met. We thought we both are hard workers, let's start a family, it will be easier. And it used to be so. My husband worked hard from morning to evening, got a job as a dispatcher at the station, earning a little, but still money - 5 or 10 lari per day. It was a great help. But due to the pandemic, he lost his job. It is difficult to keep children with the allowance only. It seems like a lot of money, but it is not enough for anything.
- What is your income?
Nelly: 800 GEL for 8 of us. A little more than 3 GEL per person per day. Groceries from kindergarten help us a little, thanks for that.
- Is this apartment yours?
Nelly: No, it belongs to my husband's brother. He allowed us to live here, but we do not know when he will ask us to leave. It is damp and cold here, there are not even basic amenities. Children sleep in twos on these crumbling beds! They barely fit there, so that they can't straighten up in the morning.
- What do your children usually eat?
Nelly: I try to invent some dishes. I can stretch a kilogram of chicken meat for two days! When there is meat and dairy products at home - it’s a holiday! But most often I have to make water-based soups.
- You said that you and your husband have many brothers. Does anybody help you?
Nelly: As I said, we are both from poor families. We help each other as much as we can. But now everyone tries to survive himself.
- What do you believe in? In what do you see the salvation?
Nelly: I always tell my children that their strength is in their Faith ... They must believe in God and in each other! That their future depends only on them. I believe that they will glorify Georgia! They are wonderful!
– Do you children go to school and kindergarten? Tell me about your them, please.
Nelly: They are the smartest for me! They study well, or rather, they used to study while the school was open. And now we have no computer, no Internet, sometimes even no electricity. We cannot always pay utility bills. And if you miss lessons in elementary school, you’ll be unable to restore this knowledge!
- Can I talk to your children? With whom to start?
Giorgi (8-year-old): With me, of course! I'm the oldest! I love to study. And when I grow up, I want to become a superman! Do you know how cool he is?!
- What would you do?
Giorgi: I would save the world! And give everyone yummies!
- Do you help your mom, Superman?
Giorgi: Yes! Sometimes it happens that I disobey her, but I'm a good boy! And I play with the little ones.
Mariam (7-year-old): Yes, Georgy is a good brother! He is strong and can protect us. And I want to become a princess!
- Do you like to study? Or princesses don't study?
Mariam: Well, not really! They love to be “pretty” and wear pretty dresses. And I don't have them.
- Do you dream of beautiful dresses?
Mariam: Yes. And about a stroller with a doll and a toy egg.
- And what is it? This is the first time I've heard about this.
Maya (6-year-old): How funny you are! You don't know what a toy egg is? This is chocolate egg, and you can eat it, and there is also a toy inside! We ate it once. And we want more. But not one for all of us! A lot!
- And what would you like to have besides that?
Maya: Meat and cake and a soft bed! That’s all!
Alik (4-year old): I play hide-and-seek with Gio.
- Nelly, what wonderful children you have. Thy are just a treasure! What is your biggest dream?
Nelly: I dream that someday my children will have their own house, at least small, but warm and cozy ... That they will have new clothes and they will not have to wear each other's ones... I dream that one day we will be able to buy toys and not worry that there will be nothing to eat tomorrow.
-What do you think, you need most in your home?
Nelly: First of all, and secondly, and, probably, thirdly, we need food and baby food. Children are constantly malnourished. I dream of a refrigerator and a gas stove. The one which we use now, my neighbor threw to the rubbish, and I asked for it and brought it home. Children dream of a normal TV. This one shows very badly.
Look in what condition our home is! The windows are covered with blankets to keep out of the air. Something is constantly falling from the ceiling. We cannot cope, we cannot create basic conditions for our children, so we had to bother you. You are doing a Godly deed, the Lord will bless you and all the friends of your Fund!
These wonderful people are in dire straits, they really need our support. Nelly brings up six angels, future supermen and princesses. The children are deprived of absolutely everything. They have no childhood and no opportunity to develop normally. It is in our power to bring them back joy and a smile, friends!
Nelly Chabukiani's family is in dire need of any help: food, diapers, beds, a refrigerator, a gas stove and a TV. And children just need normal clothes and shoes.
You can visit this family yourself and provide them with all possible assistance. Address: Rustavi 76 Constitution Str.
Or call, cheer her up with your kind words and wish her happy holidays! Phone: 592 09 66 99, Nelly.
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God gives us chances to care about people who are unable to take care of themselves. Do not pass by someone else's trouble! Those poor people are sent to us by heaven so that we could prove not by words, but in deeds that we trust in God!
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